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  • CN-21-19 New NVRL Tube Guide

    Sep
    30

    NVRL Blood Tube Guide 

    Following a number of issues where incorrect sample types have been sent to NVRL for virology testing, an up-to-date guide has been attached to the 'Lab Information' tab on this website. 

    Please review this Tube Guide to ensure that the correct sample type is submitted for your required test. 

    Queries  can be directed to the NVRL Main Phone number 01-7164401, or via healthmail to nvrl.qa@healthmail.ie

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  • Delay in turnaround time for some testing

    Sep
    23

    Due to an instrumental move within the NVRL, there may be a delay in turnaround time for Hepatitis B and C PCR, HIV PCR and Hepatitis C genotyping.

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  • CN-21-17: For Couriers and other deliveries to NVRL – from week beginning 9th August 2021

    Aug
    06

    UCD Estate Services: Notice of changes to Access and Egress at UCD Belfield

    Enabling Works for ‘UCD Future Campus Phase 1’ located in the vicinity of the N11 entrance will commence during the week beginning Monday 9th August.

    From Monday August 9th vehicular access and circulation routes to the below locations will change:

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  • Supplies of Aptima® Collection Devices at NVRL

    Jul
    15

    Supplies of Aptima Collection Devices

    In July 2020, UCD NVRL issued notice to Users regarding shortage of the following collection devices provided by Hologic:

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  • CN-21-15: Resumption of T. pallidum RPR testing at NVRL

    Jul
    15

    Following a temporary suspension of T. pallidum RPR testing, NVRL is delighted to inform its users that an alternative assay has been identified and following a successful verification has now been introduced.

     


    Any queries in relation to this notification should be addressed to the Clinical Team on 01-7164418.

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  • CN-21-14: Customer Notification: T. pallidum RPR testing is temporarily unavailable at NVRL

    Jul
    01

    T. pallidum RPR testing is temporarily unavailable at NVRL

     

    Regrettably NVRL has to inform its users that we are temporarily unable to perform T. pallidum RPR testing. This is due to the discontinuation of the BioKit RPR REDITEST assay. 

    NVRL is working to replace this test with a complimentary assay and customers will be notified as soon as possible via this website.

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  • CN-21-13: HIV Resistance testing continues to be unavailable at NVRL

    Jun
    17

    Customer Notification: HIV Resistance testing continues to be unavailable at NVRL

     Due to continued staffing constraints at the NVRL, the temporary suspension of in-house HIV drug resistance announced on 17th November 2020 (CN-20-30) remains in place. Specimens for resistance testing will be referred to PHE Colindale until further notice, and subsequent referral reports will be issued to users.  No change to the test request codes is required.

    NVRL sincerely apologises for any inconvenience caused. Please contact the Clinical Team with any queries on 01-7164418.

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  • CN-21-11: Following HSE Ransomware attack, NVRL advises Users that the laboratory is operating as normal

    May
    21

    THE HSE Ransomware attack has caused major issues across the Laboratory Network in recent days.

    UCD NVRL is outside this and is operating a Normal Laboratory Testing Service.

    Reporting of results however is affected, and reports can only be issued in hard copy, until further notice.

     

    NVRL apologises for any inconvenience caused.

    Please contact the Quality office on 01-7164444 if you have any queries.

     

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  • CN-21-10: Healthcare Lab of the Year 2021

    Apr
    29

    April 29th 2021

    Notification to all our users.

    The National Virus Reference Laboratory is delighted to advise all our users that the laboratory has received the ‘Healthcare Laboratory of the Year’ Award at the Irish Laboratory Awards 2021 ceremony, held today via Zoom.

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  • CN-21-9: Customer Notification – Resumption of CT/NG testing following delivery of Aptima Combo 2® Kits

    Apr
    01

    Resumption of CT/NG testing at NVRL

    NVRL is delighted to inform Service Users of the delivery of supplies of Aptima Combo 2® kits – for Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoea (NG) testing.

    Delays in supplies of kits due to the ongoing Brexit-related supply chain problems necessitated publication of CN-21-7 on 26th March.

    Orders for these kits have now been fulfilled by Hologic® and this means that NVRL can resume normal service in relation to CT/NG testing from 1st April 2021.

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