|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 0080)
Fax: +44 (0)141 211 0082
Dr Eleri Wilson-Davies
|What do we do?||
The West of Scotland Specialist Virology Centre is located in Gartnavel General Hospital and is part of the 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.
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 we are responsible for testing respiratory specimens for national surveillance purposes.
Our user guide 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.
Results are available over the telephone during these times. Please note virology results can be checked in clinical portal or SCI Store for patients within the Greater Glasgow & Clyde area.
Telephone: +44(0) 141 211 0080
|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.
|Links||MAN-Q-037 v6.1 User Manual.doc
VS-BBV-F-272 DBS testing at the West of Scotland Specialist Virology Centre.doc
|This Page was updated On||26/07/2013|