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Medical Microbiology

Medical Microbiology

Patient Information Leaflets

Medical Microbiology provides an extensive clinical microbiology service, which includes Bacteriology, Virology, Serology, Molecular Diagnostics, Parasitology and Mycology to hospitals and General Practitioners.  It also delivers infection control services and advice.

It provides  epidemiological  data  for  the  Communicable  Disease  Surveillance Centre in Colindale, and investigates outbreaks of infectious disease with the support of the  Consultant  in  Communicable  Disease  Control.  The Department of Medical Microbiology belongs to National Quality Assurance Schemes including UK National External Quality Assessment Scheme (NEQAS) for microbiology.  It is accredited by the Clinical Pathology Accreditation UK Ltd. (CPA) and recommended for UKAS Accreditation (ISO15189).

Procedures Provided

  • Routine bacteriology culture and serology
  • Molecular detection of MRSA
  • Public Health investigations and consulting
  • TB diagnostic service
  • Antibiotic assay
  • GU medicine culture and serology
  • Chlamydia culture, serology and PCR
  • Anaerobic microbiology
  • Infection control
  • Mycology
  • Consultation on infectious disease management
  • Advice on decontamination
  • Clinical TB service

The results enquiries line, 01582 497319, is open from 08.45 to 17.15 Mon-Friday.

Clinicians - Consultants/Specialist Nurses

  • Dr Rohinton Mulla
    Medical Microbiology and Director of Infection Control


  • Dr Abraham Teferi
    Medical Microbiology

Useful numbers/contacts - All staff can be contacted via switchboard

Service Manager:
Susan Lever
01582 497340

Clinical Director:
Dr Rohinton Mulla

Business Manager: 
Danielle Hunter
01582 497318

General Enquiries: 
01582 497318

Result Enquiries: 
01582 497319

General Manager: 
Kevin Nulty
01582 497219

01582 491166