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Diagnostic virology

virology automation

Our diagnostic virology department provides an extensive diagnostic service for the timely diagnosis of viral infections and their clinical management. 

We provide a full comprehensive range of diagnostic molecular, detection and serological assays. Diagnostic results are augmented by clinical advice which is readily accessible both in and out of working hours.

We aim to be responsive to the needs of our users and in partnership with them have recently implemented a programme of development to introduce new methodology and systems. With these, we aim to improve the timely diagnosis of newly emerging and established infectious diseases. This is particularly significant in the areas of molecular diagnostics and automated serology.

There is a virology service provided across the Barts Health NHS Trust, Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust. Please see the user handbooks provided for more information on these services. 

Alternatively refer to our Test A-Z.

Please visit for information on the accredited tests or refer to the schedules of accreditation provided below for UKAS number 8285.

Virology contact details:

Virology laboratory tel: 02032460364 or 02032460331


Emails checked, weekdays, during core lab hours only (9am-5pm) 

For clinical queries please contact the microbiology SpR on call available via Barts Health, Lewisham Greenwich or Homerton Switchboard.