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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.



  • The West of Scotland Specialist Virology Centre is committed to providing a high quality service to our users. We would therefore like to invite you to take part in a quick survey to enable us to ensure we are achieving these objectives and to assure all our users are satisfied with our service. 

List of the External Quality Assurance Schemes (EQA) the WoSSVC participates in:

Scheme: LabScala          

  • Helicobacter antibody
  • CMV Avidity


Scheme: RIQAS

  • Procalcitonin



  • Rubella PCR
  • TB Quantiferon Gold


Scheme: UK NEQAS  

  • Diagnostic serology
  • HIV Serology
  • Hepatitis B Serology
  • Hepatitis B surface antibody
  • Hepatitis C Serology
  • Hepatitis E serology
  • Immunity Screen Serology
  • Measles and Mumps IgG Serology
  • Parvovirus B19 and Rubella Serology
  • Rubella IgG Serology
  • Syphilis Serology
  • Toxoplasma Serology


Scheme: QCMD         

  • Hepatitis A Virus RNA
  • Hepatitis B Virus DNA
  • Hepatitis B Genotyping
  • HBV Drug Resistance Typing
  • Hepatitis C Virus RNA
  • Hepatitis C Genotyping
  • HCV Drug Resistance Typing
  • Hepatitis D Virus
  • Hepatitis E Virus RNA
  • HIV Drug Resistance
  • HIV Drug Resistance (Integrase)
  • Viral Gastroenteritis (Pilot)
  • Syphilis
  • Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PCP) DNA
  • Aspergillus spp. DNA
  • Measles and Mumps
  • Norovirus RNA
  • Rhinovirus RNA
  • MERS Coronavirus
  • Coronavirus RNA
  • Parainfluenzavirus RNA
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus RNA
  • Metapneumovirus RNA
  • Influenza virus A and B RNA
  • Influenza Haemagglutinin typing
  • Bordetella Pertussis DNA
  • Mycoplasma pneumonia
  • Adenovirus DNA
  • Epstein–Barr DNA
  • Human Cytomegalovirus DNA
  • Human Herpes Virus 6 DNA
  • B19 Virus DNA
  • BK virus DNA
  • JC virus DNA
  • Herpes Simplex Virus DNA
  • Parechovirus RNA
  • Enterovirus RNA
  • Enterovirus typing
  • Varicella-Zoster virus DNA
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae DNA
  • Chlamydia trachomatis DNA
Last Updated: 29 January 2021