Clinical microbiology 

Our Clinical Microbiology department provides diagnostic bacteriology laboratory services to UCLH and the Camden and Islington clinical commissioning groups. Located within the department is one of four London HPA (Health Protection Agency) collaborating centres. The UCLH HPA Collaborating Centre provides a valuable link to primary care and support for communicable disease surveillance within Camden and Islington CCGs. 

Conditions treated

  • Advice on decontamination
  • Anaerobic microbiology
  • Antibiotic assay
  • Chlamydia culture, serology and PCR
  • Consultation on infectious disease management
  • GU medicine culture and serology
  • Infection control
  • Molecular detection of MRSA
  • Mycology
  • Mycobacterial culture
  • Public health investigations and consulting
  • Routine bacteriology culture and serology
  • TB diagnostic service

Dr Nandini Shetty

Dr Vanya Gant Pathology, Clinical microbiology, Microbiology
Prof Peter Wilson Pathology, Clinical microbiology, Microbiology

 Contact details

Clinical microbiology
UCLH NHS Foundation Trust
60 Whitfield Street,
London, W1T 4EU

Patient enquiries
Telephone: 020 3908 1327

GP enquiries
Telephone: 020 3908 1327
Fax: 020 3447 9211

Other information
The laboratory is open Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday 9 am to 1pm. Samples cannot be received outside these times without prior arrangement.

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