Microbiology includes the following services:
You can find more information about Microbiology on the LabPLUS website
Full service:0800 - 1700 Monday to Friday.
Restricted service: at all other times, including Public Holidays.
The Clinical Microbiologists or a Registrar are always available by telephone or locator.
Provided by reduced level of staff.
Specimens processed automatically:
Any other specimen which has been discussed and approved by the on-call Microbiologist.
Other specimens sent which are not covered by the above may be processed if time permits. They will otherwise be refrigerated until the next morning, processed if applicable, or the ward notified and the specimen discarded.
Any telephone communication or personal contact from the clinical staff about requests or results is welcomed.
THE QUALITY OF RESULTS DEPENDS ON THE QUALITY OF THE SPECIMEN.
For notes on collection of specimens - refer to individual test listing
Processing and reporting depend entirely on information supplied.
Use a Microbiology request form and give:
For medico-legal reasons, incorrectly labelled or unidentifiable specimens cannot be processed.
To ensure that special and urgent specimens reach the Microbiology laboratory quickly, where you do not have access to the vacuum tube system, either transport the specimen yourself, or ask a nurse to take it to the laboratory for you.
In general non-urgent specimens, collected out of normal hours can be safely refrigerated until next day.
Clinical Head - Dr. Sally Roberts
Technical Head -
For further information, contact the Microbiology Department via Lablink or the Clinical Microbiologist:
Lablink contact details
Dr Sally Roberts
021 674 140
Dr Sharmini Muttaiyah , Microbiologist: ext 22700 Cellphone 021 156 9883
Dr Mary de Almeida , Microbiologist: ext 22700 Cellphone 021 170 9117
Dr Gary McAuliffe, Microbiologist : contact via Lablink