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Birmingham

LOCATION OF LABORATORY

Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

ADDRESS

Birmingham Heartlands Hospital
Bordesley Green East
Birmingham
B9 5SS

TELEPHONE & FAX NUMBER

Results and Clinical Advice: 0121 4243111 during normal working hours and through Heartlands Hospital switchboard 0121 4242000 during out of hours

Admin and Staff: 0121 4242240

VISIT SITE

WHAT DO WE DO?

Expert medical and scientific virological advice, including access to PHE experts locally and nationally as necessary.

A wide range of diagnostic, specialist and reference tests.

Essential diagnostic PCRs performed daily including weekends and public holidays.

Electronic results available via elabs and/or iGateway.

National standard methods and PHE testing algorithms.

The laboratory provides support for the investigation, management and control of infection and outbreaks of communicable diseases both during and out of normal working hours including measles.

One of the largest centres within the UK for antiviral susceptibility testing.

One of only two centres within the UK for the investigation and monitoring of HBV infected healthcare workers.

One of only two centres within England for the investigation of MERS cases.

 

Opening times:
07.00 to 20.00 hours Monday to Friday
08.00- 16.00 hours on Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays

STAFF

Dr Husam Osman

Consultant Virologist

Dr Erasmus Smit

Consultant Virologist

Dr Sowsan Atabani

Consultant Virologist

Dr Li Xu-McCrae

Lead Clinical Scientist

Jane Shirley

Operations Manager

Sarah Gardiner

Laboratory Manager

Dr Steven Wilson

Clinical Scientist

Judith Workmanr

Clinical Virology and Molecular Service Manage