The brucella reference unit (BRU) provides laboratory reference services relating to brucella species.
Brucella reference unit (BRU) services
The BRU provides:
- advice on the diagnosis and clinical management of brucellosis
- assistance in the diagnosis of neurobrucellosis
- a brucella serodiagnosis service
The BRU works closely with the Animal and Plant Health Agency, where all suspect culture isolates should be sent.
Contact the APHA brucella reference laboratory (0208 026 9840) regarding submission of cultures for speciation and characterisation.
Brucella reference unit
Liverpool Clinical Laboratories
Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust
Medical enquiries 44 (0)151 529 4916
Technical enquiries 44 (0)151 706 4410