Introducing the 2019 UCD NVRL User Survey

Feb
08

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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NVRL INAB Update: Sexual Health Laboratory

Mar
21

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

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Notification of Stock Issue re ORACOL™ Oral Fluid Swabs

Mar
19

Delayed Delivery of Oral fluid swabs to NVRL

UCD NVRL has been notified by ORACOL that, due to unprecedented international demand, there will be a delay in its scheduled delivery of oral fluid swabs to the NVRL. As a result of this delay, the NVRL has informed HPSC that the lab is currently out of stock of these devices (also called oral fluid swabs). These are used for the testing of oral fluid for suspected measles, mumps and rubella cases for virus (PCR testing) and IgM response.

Next delivery of Oracol™ swabs is expected towards the end of March.

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HPSC Notifiable Disease List - Update

Feb
08

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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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

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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