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Scottish Microbiology Reference Laboratories

Accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS)

Issue date: 17/05/16 - UKAS Medical 8514 (Accredited to ISO 15189:2012)

Please note users will be informed if an assay/result lies outside the laboratory's scope of accreditation.

Scottish Microbiology Reference Laboratories Quality Manual 2019

The Scottish Microbiology Reference Laboratories (SMiRL) are part of the Acute Services Division of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and are based in the New Lister Building at Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

5th Floor of the New Lister Building, Glasgow Royal Infirmary

There are four laboratory sections at SMiRL, each offering a specialist service focusing on different microorganisms.

Please follow the links to the individual sections pages or contact us using the details provided below if you require any assistance, or advice about our service.

General enquiries

Tel: 0141 201 8663

Email: [email protected].

Please note the generic email address should not be used for urgent, clinical, or non-routine enquiries – please phone relevant laboratory section. If using this generic email address please remember to add the laboratory section you require into the subject field. 

Scottish Haemophilus, Legionella, Pneumococcus & Meningococcus Reference Laboratory (SHLMPRL): 0141 242 9632

Scottish Methicillin Resistant Staphyloccus aureus Reference Laboratory                                     (SMRSARL): 0141 242 9633

Scottish Parasite Diagnostic & Reference Laboratory                                                                 (SPDRL): 0141 242 9631

Scottish Salmonella, Shigella & C. difficile Reference Laboratory                                               (SSSCDRL): 0141 201 8663




5th Floor
New Lister Building
10-16 Alexandra Parade
Glasgow Royal Infirmary
G31 2ER

Last Updated: 03 February 2021