A guide to Public Health England's bacteriology reference department (BRD), its units, and the tests and services they provide.
The bacteriology reference department (BRD) is made up of 4 units:
- respiratory and vaccine preventable bacteria reference unit (RVPBRU)
- sexually transmitted bacteria reference unit (STBRU)
- gastrointestinal bacteria reference unit (GBRU)
- antimicrobial resistance and healthcare associated infections reference unit (AMRHAI)
This document includes information on the laboratory reference units and how to obtain tests and services.