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Microbiology

Microbiology is the study of infections. Within The North West London Hospitals NHS Trust microbiologists and laboratory staff are crucial in the diagnosis and treatment of infections, as well as being vital in the control of hospital acquired infections.

Description of service

The microbiology department processes approximately 1,400 specimens a day isolating and identifying bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites that cause human disease. In addition to routine bacterial, fungal and viral culture investigations, we provide advice about treatment of infections and infection control, serological investigations and parasite identification.

Locations

Northwick Park and St Mark's Hospitals

Specimens for analysis should be transported via your GP surgery. If your GP does not provide this service please deliver them directly to the main Pathology reception, Block C, Level 5, which is above the pharmacy.

Please ensure that the request form and sample container are clearly labelled with the following information;

Firstname, Lastname, Hospital number (if known), Age, Date of birth, Gender, and type of specimen.

Central Middlesex Hospital

Specimens for analysis should be transported via your GP surgery. If your GP does not provide this service please deliver them directly to Pathology reception on the second floor.

Please ensure that the request form and sample container are clearly labelled with the following information;

Firstname, Lastname, Hospital number (if known), Age, Date of birth, Gender, and type of specimen.

Contacts

  • Please note we cannot give test results directly to patients. Contact your referring doctor.

Consultants and other key staff

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