The department is accredited by United Kingdom Accreditation service (UKAS) under the 15189:2021 standards except for our Andrology service. For link to Accreditation schedule click here: 9096 Medical Single_draft 003 (

They also participate in in all relevant Quality Assurance (QA) schemes.
Key contacts
Direct dial
Main Enquiry Number
01246 512270
Department Opening Hours (for routine samples)

Monday to Friday 09:00-20:00
Saturday and Sunday 09:00 to 19:00
Public Holidays 09:00 to 19:00

Consultants hours:
Monday to Friday 08:00 to 16:00 via Mobile 07557 831648 
Outside of this contact on call Microbiology Consultant via Switchboard (01246) 277271