Cambridge University Hospital


Cambridge Biomedical Campus


Public Health England,
Clinical Microbiology and Public Health Laboratory,
Box 236,
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,
Cambridge Biomedical Campus,
Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 0QW

DX number: 6050100, Exchange: Cambridge 90 CB.


Tel: 01223 216814
Fax: 01223 242775



We offer comprehensive diagnostic serology and molecular services for viral and microbial pathogens complete with clinical interpretation and advice.

Serology Tests:

  • Hepatitis A virus total and IgM antibodies
  • Hepatitis B virus screening, confirmation and markers
  • Hepatitis C virus screening and confirmation
  • Hepatitis D virus antibodies
  • Hepatitis E virus IgG and IgM
  • HIV screening and confirmation
  • CMV IgG and IgM
  • Erythrovirus IgG and IgM
  • EBV IgG and IgM
  • Measles virus IgG and IgM
  • Mumps virus IgG and IgM
  • Rubella virus IgG and IgM
  • HTLV I/II antibodies
  • VZV IgG and IgM
  • HSV IgG
  • Toxoplasma gondii IgG
  • Helicobacter pylori faecal antigen
  • Helicobacter pylori IgG
  • Treponema pallidum IgG
  • Borrelia burgdorferi IgG
  • Streptococcal serology
  • Rotavirus/adenovirus faecal antigen

Molecular Tests:

  • Respiratory virus multiplex PCR for influenza A, influenza B, RSV, rhinovirus, metapneumovirus, adenovirus and parainfluenza virus types 1-4.
  • Influenza A virus subtyping (H1, H3, H5, H7) and oseltamivir susceptibility testing of H1N1.
  • Quantitative PCR assays for CMV, HIV, HBV, HCV, BKV, EBV and adenovirus.
  • Qualitative PCR assays for EBV, adenovirus, norovirus, enteroviruses, parechovirus, JCV, HEV, HSV-1, HSV-2, VZV, measles, Bordetella pertussis and Pneumocystis jirovecii.
  • Genotyping of HCV and HIV
  • Genotypic resistance testing of HIV
  • NAAT for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae
  • Ribotyping of Clostridium difficile

Out of hours’ service:

Urgent testing for blood-borne viruses following needle-stick injury.
Urgent testing for blood-borne viruses in organ donors.


Dr Nicholas Brown

Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Interim Lead Public Health Microbiologist, East of England & Director

Dr Hongyi Zhang

Consultant Virologist & Deputy Director

Ms Laura Ryall

Regional Head of Operations, PHE East of England

Dr. Hamid Jalal

Consultant Virologist

Dr Kathryn Rolfe

Virology Consultant Clinical Scientist

Dr Chris Smith

Consultant Virologist

Dr Tim Wreghitt

Virology Consultant Clinical Scientist

Dr Martin Curran

Head of Molecular Development

Dr Jane Greatorex

Senior Scientist

Mr Martin Strickland

Microbiology Laboratory Manager

Mr Martin L’Estrange

Virology/Molecular Service Manager

Mr Surendra Parmar

Molecular Development Scientist

Mr Gordon Sutehall

Governance Manager

Marianne Milbourne

Administration Manager