The Microbiology Department is primarily involved in the diagnosis of infectious diseases and provides a routine diagnostic service to St James’s Hospital and to general practitioners (GPs) in the catchment area.
The Microbiology Laboratory is divided into three sections:
The Microbiology Department is part of the Laboratory Medicine (LabMed) Directorate
Monday to Friday 8pm to 8am
Saturday 1pm to 12am
Sunday 24 hours
Please refer to the Labmed User Guide for information on the following:
Clinical advice/out of hours services
Advice regarding diagnosis and treatment of infection is available at all times. For out of hours advice including infection control advice, please contact the on-call consultant microbiologist or on-call medical scientist via the main hospital switchboard (01) 410 3000.
Please note that the microbiology medical scientist must be bleeped for urgent specimens to be processed out of hours, users should not telephone the laboratory as telephones are not staffed out of routine hours.