The Microbiology laboratory offers a 24/7 service, however outside core hours the service concentrates on urgent and clinically important tests.
The department is fully open during the following core hours:
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
At all other times clinical advice and approved laboratory tests are available via the Hospital switchboard who will be able to put you through to the Medical Microbiologist or Laboratory Scientist on-call.
Please address all telephone calls outside the hours above via the Hospital Switchboard.
Saturday: 8:30am to 12:30pm.
At all other times, important telephone calls should be addressed via the Hospital switchboard who will be able to put you through to a Medical Virologist or Microbiologist.