Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Pathology provides medical microbiology services for Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust (LTHT) and has full CPA Accreditation (Number 0061) and can be checked on the UKAS web site
The laboratory facility is located in the Old Medical School (OMS) at Leeds General Infirmary.
LTHT Medical Microbiologists provide advice for Leeds patients and those cared for by Bradford GPs. All microbiologists assist in the interpretation of laboratory results and give advice on specimen collection for infectious conditions and patient therapy. The latter might be based on culture results (definitive treatment) or on clinical suspicion (empirical therapy). We also offer to review patients with infections at the bedside.
Infection Control is an integral part of our daily work. The Infection Control teams at LTHT and will be able to assist you with any queries regarding hospital hygiene. Any queries can be directed to the Infection Control Team at any time. Out of hours and on weekends the duty medical microbiologist provides Infection Control advice. Please contact the on-call medical microbiologist through the respective switchboard. In addition, for enquiries from LTHT, you can also visit the Infection Prevention Control Website for more information
For sampling instructions for Virology testing including all respiratory samples (including Seasonal and H1N1 Influenza), see How to sample-Virology.