October 2023

Customer Notification: Laboratory Information Management System Upgrade at UCD NVRL – lab-wide implementation


UCD NVRL would like to inform all users of an impending Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) upgrade which is scheduled to take place in the week beginning 13th November 2023.

While every attempt will be made to keep service disruption to a minimum during this upgrade, results for samples submitted to UCD NVRL on the 13th – or subsequent days – may be delayed.  However, please be assured that we will strive to complete this process in as short a time as possible.

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Customer Notification regarding Respiratory Testing at NVRL


Customer Notification: Respiratory Diagnostics (including Influenza) at NVRL

Samples for ‘same-day’ Respiratory testing should arrive at the NVRL by 9.00am.


Testing is performed from Monday to Friday only.


There is no Out of Hours service for Respiratory samples.


Please note the preferred collection device for nose and throat swabs is the Copan Universal Transport Medium (UTM-RT).  Please refer to https://nvrl.ucd.ie/swabs.

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