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NHSGGC Influenza/RSV Point of Care Testing (PoCT)                            

The West of Scotland Specialist Virology Centre co-ordinates a seasonal point of care testing (PoCT) service for Influenza A/B and RSV. The analyser COBAS® Liat® PCR system, is provided by Roche Diagnostics. This analyser utilises gargles to provide ward staff with influenza and RSV results within 20 minutes. Please note: ICU staff have been trained to use sputum, ETA or NPS specimens on this analyser.  This only applies to ICU staff.

The  COBAS® Liat® PCR system  is currently in several wards across Glasgow and Clyde including Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Royal Alexandra Hospital and Inverclyde Royal Hospital.

Glasgow Royal Infirmary

  • Emergency Department (ED)
  • Intensive care unit (ICU)
  • Ward 7/16
  • Ward 50-51

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

  • Emergency Department (ED)
  • Immediate assessment unit (IAU)
  • Intensive care unit (ICU)

Inverclyde Royal Hospital

  • Emergency Department (ED)
  • Ward JNORTH

Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH)

  • Emergency Department (ED)
  • Medical assessment unit (MAU)

Beatson Oncology

  • B7

Results will be available on clinical portal 15 minutes after the COBAS® Liat®  has finished testing the sample

Any queries regarding PoCT please contact Sally Taylor (telephone 0141 201 8724 or email [email protected])

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