Microbiology

Microbiology is part of the Pathology Department and involves the diagnosis and management of diseases caused by micro-organisms.
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About this service

Medical microbiology deals with the study of micro-organisms of medical importance capable of causing disease in human beings. This includes bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites. The primary role of the clinical microbiology laboratory is to provide physicians with accurate and timely identifications of micro-organisms recovered from clinical specimens. Also to provide information on the susceptibility of these micro-organisms to antibiotics.

The department processes 180 000 samples each year. The range of sample types and investigations provided includes urines, faeces, sputum, swabs, tissue samples, blood and CSF. The department provides a wide repertoire of tests including investigations for MRSA, Clostridium difficile, gastroenteritis, meningitis, septicaemia, hepatitis, HIV and more.

The Microbiology department is fully accredited and staffed by a highly qualified team that includes 2 Consultant Microbiologists, Biomedical Scientists and Support Workers. 

The Microbiology department is located on the Warrington site within Pathology, we currently do not offer Microbiology services at Halton, all investigations are carried out at the Warrington site.

Contact information

Main Contact Information

WA5 1QG

Telephone: 01925 662134
 

 

Contacting the department

Laboratory Manager: Graham Marshall

Tel: 01925 662386
Email: graham.marshall@nhs.net

Main Laboratory:

Tel: 01925 662134  

Warrington Hospital