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West of Scotland Specialist Virology Centre

Accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS)

Issue date: 05/05/17 - UKAS Medical 9319 (Accredited to ISO 15189:2012)

Please note users will be informed if an assay/result lies outside the laboratory's scope of accreditation.


  • Email enquires: [email protected]
  • Telephone
    • Internal: 38722 / External: 0141 201 8722
    • Out of hours clinical advice via switchboard (24 hours): Internal: 1000 / External: 0141 211 4000
  • Address: West of Scotland Specialist Virology Centre, Level 5, New Lister Building, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, 10-16 Alexandra Parade, Glasgow G31 2ER, Scotland.
  • 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,
    Scotland.

5th Floor of the New Lister Building, Glasgow Royal Infirmary       Virus PCR sample solution.jpg       Entrance to the WoSSVC

The West of Scotland Specialist Virology Centre (WoSSVC) is located in the Glasgow Royal Infirmary and is part of the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board.

We provide a full range of virology tests to our users and our development team are continuously updating and introducing new assays. 

For our current test repertoire please see the WoSSVC User Manual (Version 12).

In addition to our routine repertoire we are part of The Scottish National Blood Borne Virus Specialist Testing Service which provides specialist testing for blood borne viruses for Scotland. We are also responsible for testing respiratory specimens for national surveillance purposes.

Our website is specifically aimed at providing our users with the information they need to use our service most effectively. Our staff are always happy to discuss any problems you may have regarding individual patients or to discuss the quality of the service we provide.

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