• OraCol samples will no longer be tested for IgM antibody response to measles, mumps or rubella


    Due to the ongoing pandemic of SARS-CoV-2, from henceforth (until further notice) only molecular investigations for measles, rubella or mumps RNA (PCR) will be performed on the OraCol collection devices. 

    No IgM testing for measles, rubella or mumps will be performed

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  • Notification of current supply constraints on Aptima Collection Devices


    UCD NVRL has been notified by HOLOGIC that, an unprecedented sudden and significant global demand for COVID-19 testing has placed supply constraints on their Collection Devices:

    • Aptima® Multitest Swab Specimen Collection Kit PRD-03546
    • Aptima® Urine Specimen Collection Kit No.301040
    • Aptima® Unisex Swab Specimen Collection Kit No. 301041

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  • Customer Notification of change in the contact number for NVRL Out of Hours Service


    UCD NVRL has been informed by our service provider that our current contact number for our Urgent Out of Hours Call Back service (Voxpro 021-4521935) is being changed as part of a system upgrade.

    If seeking SARS-CoV-2 results please note these are not available using the NVRL out of hours number, please telephone 1850 24 1850

    The on-call service can now be accessed outside normal hours by contacting 01-7164050. This will connect you to the call back service. As before, when using this number, the following information is required:


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  • Customer Notification – Update to COVID-19 Results Line – 11th June 2020


    COVID-19 Results Line

    Since 30th March 2020, NVRL has provided a COVID-19 Results Line service 7 days a week. 

    From Saturday June 13th 2020, weekend results will no longer be available on the NVRL COVID-19 Results Line. Callers  please contact HSELive @ 1850241850 and they will assist with your query.

    The COVID-19 Results Line: 01-7164401, option 4, will continue to operate on Monday to Friday 08.30 to 13.00hrs and 14.00 to 17.30hrs until further notice.

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  • CN-20-11 Customer Notification regarding STI testing at UCD NVRL


    UCD NVRL is pleased to inform our users that our STI service is back up and running. Please continue to send samples as previously.

    Aptima Collection devices for combined Chlamydia / Gonorrhoea testing / Trichomonas vaginalis/ M. genitalium can be ordered from the website at

    Turnaround times (TATs) are broadly in line with those published on the NVRL Pathogen Index, available on the website – 5 days for STI screening. Any delay will be due to the on-going impact of COVID-19 testing.


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  • UCD NVRL - COPAN SWAB ORDERS - Customer Notification


    UCD NVRL is unable to fill any orders for COPAN swabs, due to the unprecedented worldwide demand which has led to a worldwide shortage. This website will be updated once stocks become available. UCD NVRL sincerely apologises to our users for this. Other swab orders are not affected. 

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  • UPDATE from NVRL regarding Chlamydia and Neisseria (CT/NG) testing


    Dear Colleagues

    As the demand for SARS-CoV-2 continues to be very high, UCD NVRL through this notification is informing users of changes in CT/NG  testing.

    The turn around time (TAT) for CT/NG testing will be affected. This test will be run at a minimum once a week, from week beginning 6th April 2020.

    UCD NVRL sincerely apologises for any inconvenience caused by this change. 

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  • Temporary Traffic Restrictions


    Please note that essential works will be taking place in the NVRL delivery bay from 6:30pm on Monday April 6th until late afternoon on Tuesday April 7th.

    Traffic restrictions will be in place and all deliveries will be redirected as necessary. Please follow the directions of the traffic stewards.

    Traffic stewards will not accept any deliveries, however they will re-direct as best suits your vehicle. Traffic restrictions will be lifted when normal operations will resume. 

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  • Covid-19 results line


    Covid-19 results line 7 days a week

    Telephone: (01) 716 4401 and select Option 4

    A number of staff are available for COVID-19 results only. 

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  • Out of Hours and Weekend Results


    Due to the phenomenal telephone traffic during out of hours and at weekends we appreciate your patience while we try to deal with your call.

    We will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possiable.

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