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Screening for Monkeypox by PCR (MPXV)

Friday, 22 July 2022

A definite diagnosis of monkeypox requires specialist testing in the laboratory. This is now being undertaken by TDL.

Neisseria gonorrhoea cultures – update regarding national supply concerns

Friday, 22 July 2022

The laboratory has now received a limited supply of alternative media.

Neisseria gonorrhoea cultures – national supply concerns

Friday, 15 July 2022

We have been informed by the supplier of our microbiology media of an immediate discontinuation of their product used for antibiotic sensitivity testing on N. Gonorrhoea isolates.

UKCA marked self-collection sample kits

Friday, 15 July 2022

We have started introducing new UKCA test kits with all versions available to practices, or patients, with future kit orders.

Transition to UKCA-marked sample collection kits

Friday, 01 July 2022

As part of the transition to the supply of UKCA pathology self-collection kits, all kits will now be supplied with both an Expiry date and Lot/Batch number.