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Clinical Microbiology/Andrology

About Us

The microbiology laboratory provides a range of testing in the areas of bacteriology, serology, virology and andrology. The laboratory makes use of traditional culture techniques, as well as more advanced molecular methods and most recently the use of a mass spectrometer for identification of bacterial isolates. There is a 24/7 clinical consult service provided by the Clinical Microbiologist which supports the management of sepsis in neonates, women and also in issues relating to infection control.

The department complies with the International Standard ISO15189 and the regulations, policies, and terms and conditions of the Irish National Accreditation Board.

Clinical Medical Team

Consultant Microbiologist

Dr Richard Drew (contact)

Medical Scientific Team

Chief: David Le Blanc (contact)

Senior: Hayden Hammerton (contact)

              Niamh Cahill (contact)

Andrology Clinical Advice

Dr Edgar Mocanu - Contact

The laboratory provides an extensive array of microbiological and serological services.

Download the microbiology/serology  repertoire here.

Download the andrology here.

GP Information for Andrology

Please read this letter  to all users of the andrology service posted 21st March 2017, and complete the following form for semen analysis.

Download the Semen sample collection information here.


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