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Temporary change to on call phone number

Feb
27

28 February 2024

Please use the following number if our normal on call number is out of action

(021) 482 4331

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Customer Notification: Flavivirus Testing at UCD NVRL

Feb
09

 

UCD NVRL is pleased to inform users of the delivery of Euroimmun IIFT products and we are now in a position to provide Flavivirus screening once again.  This notification overrides CN-23-24 which was published on 23rd November.

UCD NVRL engaged with the supplier and distributor in connection with these delays.

UCD NVRL sincerely apologises for any inconvenience caused as a result of this kit shortage.

For queries on this notification please contact brian.keogan@ucd.ie

Reference: CN-24-6/CN-23-24

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Customer Notification: Discontinuation of Electron Microscopy as a diagnostic test

Dec
29

UCD NVRL is informing customers that the investigation of samples using Electron Microscopy is no longer available

 

UCD NVRL sincerely apologises for any inconvenience to users.

All queries in relation to this notification should be addressed to the Clinical Team on 01-7164401.

  

CN-23-28

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Customer Notification: Discontinuation of Abbott SARS-CoV-2 IgG assay

Dec
22

Customer Notification: Abbott SARS-CoV-2 IgG assay will be discontinued

 

UCD NVRL is informing customers that the Abbott Anti-SARS-CoV-2 assay is being discontinued for Clinical Use. This is necessitated by the lack of kit controls.

 

UCD NVRL sincerely apologises for any inconvenience to users; this change is completely outside the control of UCD NVRL.

 

Any queries in relation to this notification should be addressed to the Clinical Team on 01-7164401.

 

 

CN-23-27

 

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Customer Notification: Trichomonas vaginalis testing at UCD NVRL – UPDATE

Nov
03

Earlier this week, UCD NVRL advised users of a supply issue in relation to Aptima® Trichomonas vaginalis Assay.

UCD NVRL is delighted to inform users that these kits are now in stock and testing will resume. 


UCD NVRL sincerely apologises for any delays in issuing results, which was completely outside our control.


Any queries in relation to this notification should be addressed to Jonathan.dean@ucd.ie

 

NVRL reference: CN-23-23 UPDATE

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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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Accreditation

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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