UCD NVRL Virus Testing Index now available


For more information please click here.

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Change to INAB Accreditation Status for assays highlighted below

The following laboratory investigations have been amended:

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NVRL INAB Update: Sexual Health Laboratory


Sexual Health Laboratory at UCD NVRL: Change to INAB accreditation status

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HPSC Notifiable Disease List - Update


Infectious Disease (Amendment) Regulations 2018 - new diseases added to list of notifiable diseases

• neonatal herpes simplex,
• carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae infection or colonisation,
• mcr-positive Enterobacteriaceae and
• novel or rare antimicrobial resistant organisms (NRAO)
are now on the list of notifiable diseases in Ireland under the Infectious Diseases (Amendment) Regulations 2018 SI 567 of 2018.

For detailed information follow these links to the HPSC website:

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Introducing the 2019 UCD NVRL User Survey


UCD NVRL provides a consultant-delivered, quality driven, clinically relevant, diagnostic and reference virology service for the investigation of patient samples,in line with national and international ‘best practice’ (UCD NVRL Quality Policy, Ed 14.0, 2018).

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About the NVRL

The UCD National Virus Reference Laboratory (NVRL) provides a diagnostic and reference service for clinicians investigating viral infections throughout Ireland. The laboratory is affiliated to the University College Dublin School of Medicine. The NVRL have provided a virology diagnostic service to the Irish health service for over forty years.

We currently perform over 700,000 tests annually, involving some 120 tests for 40 different pathogens and provide specialist reference services which have been developed as a result of medical and technical expertise built over many years. We are proud to offer our service users accredited tests in line with national and international “best practice”.

Hours of service

Normal Opening Hours:        Monday to Friday:       8.00 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.

The laboratory routinely operates from 8.00 am to 6.00 p.m. daily but officially opens from 8.00am to 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday.

Job Vacancies


The NVRL is accredited by the Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB) to undertake testing as detailed in the Schedule bearing the Registration Number 326MT, in compliance with the International Standard ISO/IEC 15189:2012 "Medical laboratories - Requirements for quality and competence".


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