NVRL Spring

*********Electronic Results - Interruption **************


***Update 3***

Following our checks and system testing we are happy to notify users that normal servrice has resumed. All files not sent over the past number of days have now been transmitted. This mornings results have also been transmitted.

We would like to appologies again for any inconvience caused by this disruption.

***Update 2***

24/04/2017 17:25

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Customer Survey Launched


Our customer survey is a valulable way for us to gather feedback and suggestions  from our customers. Please use the link below to view the survey.

Customer Survey Link

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Tube Guide - BD Vacutainer Blood Collection Tubes

You can now check which is the correct collection tube for your sample's by clicking here

Faulty Batch of Aptima Collection Device



We have been notified by Hologic, the manufacturer of the Aptima Collection device, that a faulty batch of Multitest Collection device(185654H expiry 30/11/2017) was distributed in error. If you have received a delivery of multi test collection devices matching this lot number please notify the NVRL by email(nvrl@ucd.ie) for replacement kits.
Please dispose of the faulty collection devices as per manufacturers recommendation.

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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.

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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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