Microbiology

Microbiology Referrals

Some samples may be referred to other centres for further work or testing.

Test Laboratory
16S PCR LEEDS Laboratory
Acanthamoeba LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE and TROPICAL MEDICINE, KEPPEL ST, WC1E 7HT
Acinetobacter for identification AMRHAI, Colindale
Amikacin Bristol Southmead Hospital (NOT HAYS DX)
Amoebae from Conjunctival Isolate LEEDS Laboratory (former PHL)
Amoebiasis (Or Amoebic serology) Department of Clinical Parsitology, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, LONDON
Ampicillin C AMRHAI, Colindale
Anaerobe for identification (Gram positive) Cardiff Ref. Unit, Cardiff (former PHL) – F.A.O. FOR ANAEROBIC REFERENCE LAB
Antibiotic susceptibility testing ARMHAI, COLINDALE (H2 FORM)
Anti-fungal susceptibility testing and ID Mycology Reference laboratory, Bristol laboratory (former PHL)
Aspergillus for identification and sensitivity Mycology Reference laboratory, Bristol laboratory (former PHL)
Bacillus Cereus GBRU, Colindale
Bartonella Serology RVPBRU, Colindale
Beta Haemolytic Streptococci Group A Typing RVPBRU, Colindale
Bilharzia Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (on HAYS DX)
Bird Fancier’s Lung Carlisle laboratory (former PHL) (CHH Send Away)
Blastocystis hominis Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (HAYS DX)
Bordatella (Pertussis) antibodies RVPBRU, Colindale
Bordetella pertussis PCR RVPBRU, Colindale
Borrelia Burgdoferi (Lymes Disease) Carlisle laboratory (former PHL) (CHH SENDAWAY)
Botulinium toxin GBRU, Colindale
Burkholderia Cepacia AMRHAI, Colindale
Burkholderia for confirmation AMRHAI, Colindale
Campylobacter GBRU, Colindale
Candida Identification and Sensitivity Mycology Reference Lab, Bristol laboratory (former PHL)
Chlamydia Liverpool laboratory (former PHL) (University Hosptial Aintree) – Dr H Malinson (CHH Sendaway)
Chloramphenical Levels Southmead Hospital, Bristol (NOT PHLS)
CJD (check sendaway code*) Edinburgh Western General Hospital, Crewe Road, Edinburgh, EH4 2XUT (F.A.O. Prof Will – National CJD Surveillance Unit) (CHH Sendaway)
Clostridia species Cardiff laboratory (former PHL)
Clostridium difficile RIBOTYPING / WGS Prof Mark Wilcox, Microbiology, Leeds General Infirmary
Clostridium Perfringens GBRU, Colindale
Coliform for ID AMRHAI, COLINDALE
Corynebacteria ID and toxigenicity AMRHAI, Colindale
Corynebacterium species AMRHAI, Colindale
Coxiella Burneti Bristol laboratory (former PHL) (CHH Sendaway)
Cryptococcus for confirmation Mycology Reference Lab, Bristol laboratory (former PHL)
Cryptococcal Antigen Newcastle General ( former PHL) (CHH SENDAWAY)
Cryptosporidium genotyping Swansea laboratory (former PHL)
Cycloserine Levels Southmead Hospital, Bristol (NOT PHLS)
Cystocercosis London Hospital for Tropical Diseases
Cytomegalovirus PCR from blood (CMV) Newcastle General Hospital (former PHL) (CHH SENDAWAY)
E.coli antibodies L.E.P, HPA, Colindale
E.coli serology (titres, etc) L.E.P, HPA, Colindale
Enterococcus for ID AMRHAI, Colindale (H2 FORM)
Enterovirus PCR (blood samples) Leeds laboratory (former PHLS) – Old Medical School, Leeds Teaching Hospital (CHH Sendaway)
Epstein Barr Virus DNA PCR (* CHECK SENDAWAY CODE) Dept of medical micro and Veterinary Pathology, University of Edinburgh, Royal School of Veterinary Studies, Summerhall, Edinburgh EH9 1QH (CHH SENDAWAY)
Epstein Barr Virus PCR (NOT CSF samples) Newcastle General Hospital (CHH SENDAWAY)
Extended S Beta Lactamase (ESBL) AMRHAI, Colindale
Farmer’s Lung Carlisle laboratory (former PHLS) (CHH Send Away)
Filaria FA Hospital for Tropical Disease, London (Mortimer Market)
Fluconazole Levels Bristol Mycology Ref. Lab (former PHLS) (DX 6120200)
Flucytosine Mycology Reference Laboratory, Bristol
Fungal Identification (Nail clippings / skin scrap Mycology Ref. Lab. Bristol (former PHL)
Fungal identification AND SENS Mycology Ref Lab Bristol
Fungal Precipitins Carlisle laboratory (former PHL) (CHH Send Away)
Giardiasis Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London (Mortimer Market)
Gonococcus STBRU, Colindale
Gram Negative Organisms / bacilli (If aerobic) AMRHAI, Colindale, Colindale
Gram Positive and Gram negative cocci or bacilli (Anaerobic) Anaerobic Reference Lab, Cardiff laboratory (former PHL)
Gram Positive Bacillus Identification AMRHAI, Colindale
Gram Positive Organisms AMRHAI, Colindale
Group A Streptococcus for Typing RVPBRU, Colindale
Haemophilus Influenza Antigen and ID RVPBRU, Colindale
Haemophilus influenzae antibodies Immunology, HRI (blood samples only)
Herpes Simplex PCR (NO blood samples are suitable) Leeds laboratory (former PHLS) – Old Medical School, Leeds Teaching Hospital (CHH Sendaway)
Histoplasma / Crytococcus Mycology Ref laboratory, Bristol
Imipenem Sensitivity Testing AMRHAI, Colindale
Itroconozole Level Mycology Reference Laboratory, Bristol laboratory
JC Virus Virus Reference Unit, HPA, Colindale (CHH Sendaway)
Lactobacillus ID Cardiff laboratory, (former PHL)
Legionella pneumophilia antibodies RVPBRU, Colindale
Leishmaniasis Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London (Mortimer Market)
Linezolid microscopy Bristol Southmead Hospital (NOT PHLS)
Listeria monocytogenes GBRU, Colindale
Malaria Department of Medical Parasitology, School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Kepple Street, LONDON WC1E 7HT
Meningococcal Antibodies/ PCR / Typing / Confirmat Manchester laboratory (former PHL)
Microsporidia (faeces samples) Hospital for Tropical Diseases, LONDON (Mortimer Market)
Mycobacterium sp (TB) Newcastle General Hospital (former PHL)
Mycoplasma pneumoniae antibodies / ID / Other RVPBRU, Colindale
Neisseria Gonorrhoeae ID and Sensitivity STBRU, Colindale
Neisseria meningitidis Meningococcal Ref Lab, Manchester
Netilmicin Levels Southmead Hospital, Bristol (NOT PHLS)
Ova, cysts and parasites Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (HAYS DX)
Panton Valentine Leukocidin (PVL) ARMHAI, Colindale
Paragonimus (ova, cysts and parasites) Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (on Hays DX)
Pencillin MIC AMRHAI, Colindale
Pneumococcal Antibody in Sera Send to Steve Holding, Immunology, Pathology, HRI
Pneumococcal Antigen (Serum) Carlisle laboratory (former PHL) or Dr Kumararathe, Consultant Immunologist, City Hospital NHS Trust, Dudley Road, Birmingham B18 7QH
Pneumococcal PCR Manchester laboratory (former PHL)
Propionibacterium to id / confirm Anaerobic Ref Laboratory, Cardiff (former PHL)
Pseudomonas identity and sensitivity AMRHAI, Colindale
Salmonella GBRU, Colindale
Schistosomosis Hospital for Tropical Diseases, LONDON (Mortimer Market)
Sensitivity testing AMRHAI, Colindale
Shigella GBRU, Colindale
Staphylococcus Aureus Typing AMRHAI, Colindale
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia AMRHAI, Colindale
Streptococcus (ID) RVPBRU, Colindale
Streptococcus pneumoniae typing RVPBRU, Colindale
Streptomycin Level Southmead Hospital, Bristol
Strongyloides Hospital for Tropical Diseases, London (Mortimer Market)
TB Full Reference Newcastle General Hospital (former PHL)
TB PCR Newcastle General Hospital (former PHL)
Teicoplanin Southmead Hospital, Bristol (NOT PHLS)
Toxic Shock Syndrome Toxin AMRHAI, Colindale, Colindalae
Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus (VRE) AMRHAI, Colindale
Vibrio species GBRU, Colindale
Voriconazole level Mycology Reference Laboratory, Bristol
Widal (Typhoid Serology) Newcastle General Hospital (former PHL)
Yeast (for ID) Mycology Reference Laboratory, Bristol laboratory (former PHL)
Yeast for ID AND SENS Mycology Reference Laboratory, Bristol Laboratory
Yeast for SENS ONLY Mycology Reference Laboratory, Brisol Laboratory
Yersinia antibodies GBRU, Colindale.