Newcastle Laboratories

Opening Hours
Laboratory Hours

Microbiology and Virology services offers a 24/7 service.

Microbiology core hours are:

Monday – Friday: 8:30am to 8:00pm

The department is open with a more limited staffing and test repertoire during the following hours:

Saturday: 8:00am to 1:00pm

Sunday: 8:00am to 12:00pm

The Regional Mycobacteriology Laboratory and the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory are open as above except for weekends where the opening hours are during the following times:

Saturday: 8:30am to 12:30pm.

Sunday: Urgent Service

Outside core hours the service concentrates on urgent and clinically important tests via an on call staff rota. This information can be accessed via calling Hospital Switchboard. All urgent calls for out of hours testing should go via switchboard for Medical Microbiologist or Virologist.