December 2021

Potential Shortage of CMV IgM testing capacity

Dec
22

Unfortunately, UCD NVRL must inform users that Vidas™ CMV IgM kits are in short supply. Following our CMV Immunity/Infection algorithm, an alternative serology assay is available to assist in the diagnosis of CMV infection and samples are being tested on this alternative assay.

This Vidas™ shortage is expected to be resolved in the coming week.

UCD NVRL apologises to our users for any inconvenience that may arise. Please address any queries to 01-7164418

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Testing in NSLB (Backweston) on TaqPath ThermoFisher SARS-CoV-2 PCR (Taqpath)

Dec
22

Please note the following mandatory requirements when referring samples for Taqpath testing at NSLB, Backweston.

 Sample CT value must be <30

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NSLB Christmas 2021 arrangements

Dec
20

NVRL Satellite Labotatory Backweston Service Christmas 2021

Please find below the schedule for our COVID-19 Service at the NSLB.

NVRL LAB 5, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOOD AND THE MARINE, BACKWESTON LABORATORY CAMPUS,

BALLYMADEER, CELBRIDGE, CO. KILDARE, W23 VW2C

Day/Date

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Christmas 2021 arrangements

Dec
17

UCD National Virus Reference Laboratory Service Christmas 2021

For urgent requests during the Christmas period, please contact 01-716 4401

Please find below the schedule for our NON-COVID-19 related service for the Christmas period. 

Day/Date

Service available

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Continued Referral of HIV Resistance to PHE Colindale

Dec
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 June 2021 (CN-21-13) 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.

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Cessation of Referral of Samples to PHE Porton Down for Neuroborreliosis

Dec
16

Lymes Disease/Borrelia burgdorferi/Neuroborreliosis:

Cessation of Referral of Samples to PHE Porton Down

 

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