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
Queen Elizabeth University Hospital
Inverclyde Royal Hospital
Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH)
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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