|Location of laboratory||
West of Scotland Specialist Virology Centre
Name and postal address of the laboratory
|West of Scotland Specialist Virology Centre
Gartnavel General Hospital
1053 Great Western Road
|DX address||DX No. 6491201
|Telephone number for enquiries & fax number||
Telephone Enquiries: +44 (0)141 211 0080
Direct Tel: 0141 211 0166
Dr Rory Gunson
|What do we do?||
We provide a full range of virology tests to our users and our research and development team are continuously updating and introducing new assays.
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, and are responsible for testing respiratory specimens for national surveillance purposes.
|Out of hours’ service||
A limited range of laboratory tests is available outside normal working hours (these include organ donor screening, Varicella antibody testing for at-risk patients and pandemic influenza testing. During the winter period respiratory tests are available for high risk and ITU patients, on a case by case basis).
Organ donor testing can be arranged directly with the duty Biomedical Scientist, via the Gartnavel switchboard (0141 211 3000), all other requests should be directed to the on-call medical virologist first.
|This Page was updated On||10/05/2013|