respiratory and vaccine preventable bacteria reference unit (RVPBRU)
gastrointestinal bacteria reference unit (GBRU)
antimicrobial resistance and healthcare associated infections reference unit (AMRHAI)
These laboratories work together locally, nationally and internationally and provide a wealth of expertise and specialist and reference services.
BRD receive clinical samples and bacterial isolates from public health departments, NHS and commercial laboratories across the UK and internationally for specialist testing, bacterial characterisation and susceptibility testing.
Bacteriology reference department (BRD)
Public Health England 61 Colindale Avenue London NW9 5EQ
020 8327 7887 (staffed from 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday)