Molecular Bacteriology

Molecular Bacteriology

Molecular bacteriology is a relatively new, quickly-evolving laboratory. Current tests available are Clostridium difficile Ribotyping, Clostridium difficile PCR, 16s PCR and sequencing and VTEC O157 PCR. Please search for these tests in the test database for more information on sample type.

Lead BMS: Priti Rathod

Please note that VTEC O157 requests require a specific request form. Please click here for a copy.


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The Trust Laboratories at Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital were awarded UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accreditation to the internationally recognised ISO 15189 standard in May 2015. For a list of accredited tests and other information please visit the test database
Tests not appearing on this scope are either under consideration or in the process of accreditation and so currently remain outside of our scope of accreditation. However, these tests have been validated to the same high standard as accredited tests and are performed by the same trained and competent staff.

For further information contact Louise Fallon, Quality Manager, 0121 424 1235

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