Our clinical microbiology department provides diagnostic bacteriology laboratory services to UCLH and the Camden and Islington clinical commissioning groups. Located within the department is one of four London Health Protection Agency (HPA) collaborating centres. The UCLH HPA Collaborating Centre provides a valuable link to primary care and support for communicable disease surveillance within Camden and Islington Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

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The laboratory is open Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday 9 am to 1pm. Samples cannot be received outside these times without prior arrangement.


Clinical microbiology

UCLH NHS Foundation Trust

60 Whitfield Street,

London, W1T 4EU

  • Advice on decontamination
  • Anaerobic microbiology
  • Antibiotic assay
  • Chlamydia culture, serology and PCR
  • Consultation on infectious disease management
  • GU medicine culture and serology
  • Infection control
  • Molecular detection of MRSA
  • Mycology
  • Mycobacterial culture
  • Public health investigations and consulting
  • Routine bacteriology culture and serology
  • TB diagnostic service