The Microbiology Department plays a pivotal role in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with infection, developing and testing new antimicrobials, monitoring the spread of antimicrobial resistance and disease, educating and advising fellow health professionals on the prudent use of antimicrobials both in the hospital environment and in the community. It also provides diagnostic support to the Infection Control Team. It has rapid access to national reference laboratory facilities through the Health Protection Agency Laboratories network and provides epidemiological data for the Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre in Colindale, and investigates outbreaks of infectious disease in support of the Consultant(s) in Communicable Disease Control at the Health Protection Unit.
Norwich Microbiology Laboratory participates in National Quality Assurance Schemes including bacteriology, virology, serology, molecular mycology, parasitology and mycobacteriology. It is accredited in the Clinical Pathology Accreditation (CPA) scheme
We are based at the Norwich Research Park Innovation Centre on Colney Lane. Click here to view a map of the location. Please note there are no facilities for patients or other individuals to drop off specimens or mail. These must be taken to Pathology Reception East Block Level One at the Main NNUH site.
Outside our routine hours (below) an emergency on call service operates providing both clinical and technical support.
|Monday||09:00 - 17:30|
|Tuesday||09:00 - 17:30|
|Wednesday||09:00 - 17:30|
|Thursday||09:00 - 17:30|
|Friday||09:00 - 17:30|
|Saturday||09:00 - 12:30|
Contact DetailsMain Telephone Number: 01603 288587
Fax Number: 01603 458448