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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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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