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Brucella reference unit (BRU)

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

See further detail on these services

The BRU works closely with the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), where all suspect culture isolates should be sent.

For further information on referral of suspected Brucella cultures, please contact John McGiven (APHA Brucella Consultant) by email at: john.mcgiven@apha.gsi.gov.uk or by telephone on 0208 026 9757. Alternatively, phone the APHA Laboratory Office on 01932 357350.

Contact

Brucella reference unit

Liverpool Clinical Laboratories
Virology Department
Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust
Prescot Street



Liverpool
L9 8XP

Guidance

Request forms

  1. Brucella serology referral form

    • Form
Published 8 August 2014
Last updated 14 December 2017 + show all updates
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