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
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.