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Blood Borne Virus Specialist Testing Laboratory, Glasgow


The Blood Borne Virus Specialist Testing Service (BBV STS) in Glasgow is commissioned by National Services Scotland (NSS). It is located in the West of Scotland Specialist Virology Centre in Glasgow Royal Infirmary.
BBV STS provides a range of confirmatory and specialist tests for BBVs, including:

• HIV confirmation testing
• HIV avidity (i.e. recency) testing
• HIV subtyping, resistance and tropism testing
• HCV genotyping and resistance testing
• HDV diagnostic testing and monitoring

It also makes available epidemiological information to agencies and individuals as appropriate including Health Protection Scotland to enable monitoring and surveillance.
Contact details

For email enquires please use the following address: [email protected]

For telephone enquiries use: 0141 201 8722

The laboratories delivery address (08:45 - 17:00) is as follows:
West of Scotland Specialist Virology Centre, 
Main Specimen Reception (Level 4), 
New Lister Building,
Glasgow Royal Infirmary,
10-16 Alexandra Parade, Glasgow G31 2ER,


Individual staff contact details

Professor Rory Gunson 

Dr Amanda Bradley-Stewart 


Opening hours

Working hours are Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00.

Last Updated: 13 December 2020