Hepatitis E IgM serology update

Dec
01

NVRL has just been notified of manufacturer supply issues with the BioMerieux Vidas HEV IgM assay. Due to factors beyond our control the implementation of the Liaison HEV IgM assay and supplementary second line Vidas HEV IgM will be delayed. We will issue further updates as available.

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NVRL LIMS upgrade – some test results may be affected

Nov
04

Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

We are currently in the process of transitioning to a new version of our LIMS. This may lead to a delay in reporting results for the following:

Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeaeMycoplasma genitalium and Trichomonas vaginalis.

We thank you for your patience at this time and are working hard to limit any potential impact during this period.

 

Please contact NVRL on 01-7164401 if you have any queries.

 

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Human Monkeypox Virus Testing at NVRL

Oct
24

As of today, October 24th 2022, UCD NVRL is reducing Monkeypox Virus (MPXV) testing to three days per week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday).

This is due to both the reduction in sample numbers received for testing and the overall positivity rate.

 Samples received by 11AM will be reported the same day.  Any sample received after this time will be stored on site for the next run.

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NVRL is pleased to Advise Customers of our new EIRCODE

Aug
08

NVRL is very pleased to inform customers that an Eircode has been assigned.

Please see below. This Eircode should aid deliveries in locating our premises.

Please address any queries to the Customer Care Officer at 01-7161257

EirCode finder

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Changes to NVRL testing, regarding Measles IgM and Rubella IgM

May
06

Changes to NVRL testing, regarding Measles IgM and Rubella IgM

Measles:

Following a review of testing at NVRL, it was noted that Measles IgM investigations were being requested as part of a general viral screen.  Measles IgM testing should be performed when there is a high index of suspicion that the patient has an acute measles infection.  In addition, an oral fluid sample should be collected for measles RNA, to facilitate genotyping to identify transmission pathways

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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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