Out of Hours Service

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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 laboratory offers an “out of hours” service for advice and the investigation of urgent specimens. This ensures a continuity of service with testing available 365 days a year on a 24-hour basis when necessary.  Requests for investigation must be approved by the NVRL On Call Clinician. The on-call service can be accessed outside normal hours by contacting the call back service on No. 01-7164050. When using this number the following information is required:

  1. Name of caller
  2. Contact number
  3. Hospital source
  4. Message

The results will be telephoned to the requesting doctor. To ensure immediate transmission of results, the request form accompanying the specimen must indicate the requesting doctor's name and bleep no./ phone no/ mobile no.

For Out Of Hours sample drop please see here