Mission: To provide patient-centred high quality optimised virology service, aiming for excellent user satisfaction

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Our laboratory at NGH offers round the
clock 'BBV' testing for source patients ofneedle stick injuries

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Virology we processed
191,750 Samples in 2017

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Medical Virology
clinical advice is available 24/7

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Ours Labs provide specialist services to
whole South Yorkshire, Chesterfield and
Derby

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We diagnosed 7121 cases of respiratory
Viral Infections in 2017

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Both HBV and HCV PCR tests
are done on Yellow top blood bottles

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With the exception of HIV Viral Loads, all
specimens can be stored, in appropriate
containers, in the fridge for up to 24 hours
if transportation to the laboratory is not
immediate

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Our Core Laboratory Hours
are 8am to 8pm

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Virology lab staff can be contacted
in the evenings between 5pm to 8pm on
bleep NGH 2537

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Our laboratory offers services
for testing for Research Trials/Studies

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Virology specimens can take a
considerable length of time to process. To
get the most out of our service, samples
should be delivered well before the end of a
normal working day, ideally before 19.00 hrs

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Our labs can process certain tests urgently.
All such requests should be directed to
Medical Virologists ext 66477

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If you can’t get hold of anybody relevant in
your department, our Secretaries may be
ABLE TO HELP: EXT 14524

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We can create special ordersets for your team on ICE?
Fill in orderset request template available here and
email to ITServiceDesk after completing. Do ensure
relevant Consultant signs it off first.