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London (GOSHC VZV Reference Lab)

Location of laboratory - Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children


VZV Reference Lab

Virology

Level 4, Camelia Botnar Laboratories

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

Great Ormond Street

London WC1N 3JH


DX address GOSH DX 6640203, Bloomsbury 91 WC

General Enquiries Tel:     020 7405 9200 Ext 5929

General enquiries email:  julianne.lockwood@nhs.net

Clinical enquiries Tel:        020 7405 9200 Ext 2129 / 020 3108 2130

Clinical enquiries email:    j.breuer@ucl.ac.uk

 


Staff

Prof Judith Breuer

Julianne Lockwood

 


What do we do?

We provide the following serological and molecular diagnostic services:

§ Pre- and post-vaccine immunity status

§ VZV IgG detection  for immune status

§ VZV IgG avidity for diagnosis of past or recent infection in pregnancy

§ Molecular typing of post-vaccine rashes for differentiation between vaccine and wild type virus in rashes occurring <42 days post vaccination.

§ VZV molecular genotyping of virus from outbreaks and transmission events

§ VZV acyclovir genotypic resistance testing

§ VZV viral load monitoring/DNA detection by real-time PCR from difficult cases which fail to respond to treatment

 


Test description

Specimen required

NHS price

Turnaround time (days)

Request Form

IgG avidity

Serum

£15

28

A

IgG (FAMA)

Serum

£35

28

A

VZV quantitative PCR

EDTA Blood/CSF

£35

14

B

VZV genotyping

Isolate /primary swabs in VTM

or saline AND/OR DNA

£60

28

B

VZV vaccine / Wildtype differentiation

Isolate /primary swabs in VTM

or saline AND/OR DNA

£100

14

B

VZV genotypic acyclovir resistance

Isolate /primary swabs in VTM

or saline AND/OR DNA

£120

28

B

NB. Commercial prices available on request. Please contact Prof Judith Breuer

 

 

Request form A (serology request)

Request form B (molecular request)

 


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