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COVID-19 (Coronavirus info)

Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

Contact Details

Non-time critical clinical and non-clinical enquires: [email protected]

During working hours, the duty clinician can be contacted for urgent advice on patient management, diagnosis and treatment on 38722 (external: 0141 201 8722).

Outwith these times the duty clinical virologist is available via the Glasgow Royal Infirmary switchboard (0141 211 4000). There is a consultant available 24 hours a day.

Telephone Internal: 38722

External: 0141 201 8722


Out of hours clinical advice via switchboard (24 hours): 0141 211 4000

Office Manager - Ms Christine Ritchie: [email protected]


West of Scotland Specialist Virology Centre,
Level 5, New Lister Building,
Glasgow Royal Infirmary,
10-16 Alexandra Parade,
Glasgow G31 2ER,

Delivery Address (08:45 - 17:00)

West of Scotland Specialist Virology Centre,
Main Specimen Reception (Level 4),
New Lister Building,
Glasgow Royal Infirmary
10-16 Alexandra Parade,
Glasgow G31 2ER,


Urgent and on call requests 
A limited range of laboratory tests are available outside normal working hours when agreed by the Consultant on-call, with the exception of organ donor screening. Organ donor screening can be arranged directly with the duty Biomedical Scientist, via the Glasgow Royal Infirmary switchboard (0141 211 4000), all other requests should be directed to the on-call clinical staff member first. Available tests include (but are not limited to):

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

Avian influenza
Respiratory virus detection (and Mycoplasma pneumoniae) by PCR during the winter period for high risk and ITU patients, on a case by case basis. 

Organ transplant donor testing

Pregnant women presenting in labour without antenatal testing (HIV Ab/Ag, HBsAg, Syphilis Ab)

FOR DELIVERY OUT OF HOURS (17:00-08:45) please see:

Out of Hours Sample Delivery page

DX address: 6491304 (Glasgow 94G exchange)

Laboratory hours

Monday to Friday 08:45 - 17:00

Saturday 09:00 - 12.30

Results are available over the telephone during these times.

Please note virology results can be checked on clinical portal or SCI Store for patients within NHSGGC. 

Last Updated: 13 December 2020