Microbiology

Services provided

The Microbiology Department offers a comprehensive routine and emergency range of diagnostic services which together with its partner laboratory at Barnsley covers all aspects of routine Microbiology including bacteriology, parasitology, mycology, molecular diagnostics and serology.

Clinical advice can be obtained from the Consultant Microbiologist or Associate Specialist and technical advice can be obtained from the Biomedical Scientists in the department.

Opening hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 9pm
Saturday: Limited service between 9am - 1pm, on-call 1pm - 9am
Sunday: On-call only
All other times (including Bank Holidays): On-call only

The Microbiology Biomedical Scientist on-call can be contacted via the hospital switchboard 01709 820000.

The Microbiology Medical staff provide an on-call service out of hours and are contactable via the hospital switchboard 01709 820000.

Contacts

Clinical staff

Consultant Microbiologist & Head of Department, 01709 427712
Personal Assistant to Consultant Microbiologist & Head of Department, 01709 424743
Associate Specialist, 01709 424742

Scientific and technical staff

Integrated Microbiology Manager, 01709 424741
Microbiology Site Manager, 01709 426957

Patient collected samples

How to collect a faeces sample
Your GP or another healthcare professional, such as a nurse, will have given you a plastic (specimen) container and should have explained how to collect the stool / faeces sample. For further information on how to collect this sample please refer to http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/how-should-i-collect-and-store-a-stool-faeces-sample.aspx

How to collect a urine sample
Your GP or another healthcare professional, such as a nurse, will have given you a plastic (specimen) container and should have explained how to collect the urine sample. For further information on how to collect this sample please refer to
http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/how-should-i-collect-and-store-a-urine-sample.aspx 

User handbook

For Microbiology documents such as the Trust Antimicrobial Policy, please see the departmental Insite page. Please note this link will not work outside of the Hospital.

http://insite/DepartmentDocuments.aspx?id=35089&catId=35090

Information about all of our tests and services provided can be found in the departmental user handbook.

 

 

The content of this page was last updated: 6 July 2017 by Heather Da Costa

Contact us

Microbiology Department
Telephone: 01709 424242 / 01709 425237
 

Level A
Rotherham Hospital
Moorgate Road
Rotherham
S60 2UD

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