Guidance

UK SMI withdrawn and recalled documents

Published

1. B 19: Investigation of sinus aspirate

This document was withdrawn on 30 December 2014. The contents of this document have been incorporated into B 5: Investigation of nasal samples.

2. B 23: Investigation of gastric aspirates and infection screen swabs from neonates

This document was withdrawn on 1 March 2012. The contents of this document will be incorporated into B 37: Investigation of blood cultures (for organisms other than Mycobacterium species).

3. B 47: Investigation of specimens for Legionella species

This document was recalled on 9 March 2012 due to an adjustment of reporting practice in England when testing patients for Legionella infection.

4. B 52: Investigation of intraocular fluids and corneal scrapings

This document was withdrawn on 30 December 2014. The contents of this document have been incorporated into B 2: Investigation of bacterial eye infections.

5. G 1: Microbiological examination of CSFs, that may contain agents of spongiform encephalopathies

This document was withdrawn on 1 May 2012 as advice is available from the ACDP TSE Risk Management Subgroup (formerly TSE Working Group) page.

6. G 2: Microbiological investigation of patients with acute lymphadenopathy and fever

The Clinical Guidance UK SMIs were withdrawn on 3 October 2016. This is due to the expansion of the Virology UK SMI templates to allow more information to be included in the documents and the continuing work on the National User Manual. A copy of this document is available on request.

7. G 3: Chlamydial zoonotic infections

The Clinical Guidance UK SMIs were withdrawn on 3 October 2016. This is due to the expansion of the Virology UK SMI templates to allow more information to be included in the documents and the continuing work on the National User Manual. The contents of this document have been incorporated into V 57: Chlamydial zoonotic infections.

8. G 4: Investigation of viral encephalitis and meningitis

The Clinical Guidance UK SMIs were withdrawn on 3 October 2016. This is due to the expansion of the Virology UK SMI templates to allow more information to be included in the documents and the continuing work on the National User Manual. A copy of this document is available on request.

9. G 5: Investigation of hepatitis

The Clinical Guidance UK SMIs were withdrawn on 3 October 2016. This is due to the expansion of the Virology UK SMI templates to allow more information to be included in the documents and the continuing work on the National User Manual. A copy of this document is available on request.

10. G 6: Investigation of vesicular rashes

The Clinical Guidance UK SMIs were withdrawn on 3 October 2016. This is due to the expansion of the Virology UK SMI templates to allow more information to be included in the documents and the continuing work on the National User Manual. A copy of this document is available on request.

11. G 7: Investigation of red rash

The Clinical Guidance UK SMIs were withdrawn on 3 October 2016. This is due to the expansion of the Virology UK SMI templates to allow more information to be included in the documents and the continuing work on the National User Manual. A copy of this document is available on request.

12. G 8: Respiratory viruses

The Clinical Guidance UK SMIs were withdrawn on 3 October 2016. This is due to the expansion of the Virology UK SMI templates to allow more information to be included in the documents and the continuing work on the National User Manual. A copy of this document is available on request.

13. G 9: Investigation of specimens for ectoparasites

The Clinical Guidance UK SMIs were withdrawn on 3 October 2016. This is due to the expansion of the Virology UK SMI templates to allow more information to be included in the documents and the continuing work on the National User Manual. The contents of this document have been incorporated into B 61: Investigation of specimens for ectoparasites.

14. P 1: Surveillance of Polio in the UK

The document is deemed outside the scope of UK SMIs and therefore was withdrawn on 22 July 2014. Read more about Polio.

15. P 2: Laboratory detection and reporting of bacteria with extended spectrum beta lactamases

This document was withdrawn on 4 August 2016. The contents of this document have been incorporated into B 59: Detection of Enterobacteriaceae producing extended spectrum β lactamases.

16. P 3: Recommendations for screening specimens for Corynebacterium species

This document was withdrawn on 10 September 2014. The contents of this document have been incorporated into B 9: Investigation of throat related specimens.

17. P 4: Guidance on the development and validation of diagnostic tests that depend on nucleic acid amplification and detection

This document was withdrawn on 7 January 2015 as it is no longer part of the UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations repository and is only for use within PHE laboratories.

18. P 5: Investigation of toxoplasma infection in pregnancy

The document is deemed outside the scope of UK SMIs and therefore was withdrawn on 10 September 2014. For more information please refer to the Toxoplasma Reference Laboratory.

19. P 6: Detection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae using molecular methods

This document was withdrawn on 10 September 2014. PHE guidelines on this topic is now available with up to date information and replaces the content of P 6.

20. P 8: Laboratory detection and reporting of bacteria with carbapenem hydrolysing beta lactamases (carbapenemases)

This document was withdrawn on 13 September 2016. The contents of this document have been incorporated into B 60: Detection of bacteria with carbapenem hydrolysing β lactamases (carbapenemases).

21. TP 22: Nagler test

This document was withdrawn on 9 March 2015. The decision was taken to withdraw this UK SMI as it is no longer possible to source the antitoxin needed to carry out the test procedure.

22. V 2: Gastroenteritis: sporadic cases

This document was withdrawn on 26 April 2012 as it has been superseded by Syndromic Algorithm S 7: Gastroenteritis and Diarrhoea.

23. V 3: Gastroenteritis outbreaks

This document was withdrawn on 26 April 2012 as it has been superseded by Syndromic Algorithm S 7: Gastroenteritis and Diarrhoea.

24. V 12: Preparation of coated grids for electron microscopy

These documents were withdrawn on 10 September 2014 because these techniques are no longer commonly used in diagnostic virology laboratories.

25. V 13: Electron microscopy flotation direct method

These documents were withdrawn on 10 September 2014 because these techniques are no longer commonly used in diagnostic virology laboratories.

26. V 14: Electron microscopy differential centrifugation double spin method

These documents were withdrawn on 10 September 2014 because these techniques are no longer commonly used in diagnostic virology laboratories.

27. V 15: Electron microscopy ammonium sulphate precipitation

These documents were withdrawn on 10 September 2014 because these techniques are no longer commonly used in diagnostic virology laboratories.

28. V 16: Electron microscopy using solid phase immune electron microscopy

These documents were withdrawn on 10 September 2014 because these techniques are no longer commonly used in diagnostic virology laboratories.

29. V 17: Isolation of Herpes Simplex virus associated with Herpes Genitalis

These documents were withdrawn on 10 September 2014 because these techniques are no longer commonly used in diagnostic virology laboratories.

30. V 18: Complement fixation tests

These documents were withdrawn on 10 September 2014 because these techniques are no longer commonly used in diagnostic virology laboratories.

31. V 21: Isolation of viruses associated with infections of the eye – Keratoconjunctivitis

These documents were withdrawn on 10 September 2014 because these techniques are no longer commonly used in diagnostic virology laboratories.

32. V 22: Immunofluorescence and isolation of viruses from respiratory samples

These documents were withdrawn on 10 September 2014 because these techniques are no longer commonly used in diagnostic virology laboratories.

33. V 23: Isolation of human Herpes viruses (excluding Herpes genitalis)

These documents were withdrawn on 10 September 2014 because these techniques are no longer commonly used in diagnostic virology laboratories.

34. V 24: Isolation of Enteroviruses and Parechoviruses

These documents were withdrawn on 10 September 2014 because these techniques are no longer commonly used in diagnostic virology laboratories.

35. V 35: Investigation of Cytomegalovirus infection by Roche Lightcycler PCR

This document was withdrawn in January 2012 as no longer fit for purpose.

36. V 39: Procedure for the care and propagation of cell cultures for virus isolation

These documents were withdrawn on 10 September 2014 because these techniques are no longer commonly used in diagnostic virology laboratories.

37. V 45: Haemadsorption of viruses

These documents were withdrawn on 10 September 2014 because these techniques are no longer commonly used in diagnostic virology laboratories.

38. V 47: Investigation of swine-lineage influenza A (H1N1) by PCR

This document was withdrawn on 17 April 2014.

As part of the immediate response to the influenza A H1N1 pandemic a number of relevant molecular assays were developed and made available as national standard methods (now known as UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations) influenza A H1N1 pmd09 testing is now integrated into seasonal influenza testing and the original assays are no longer relevant.

39. V 49: Investigation of swine-lineage influenza A/H1N1 v using the quadriplex influenza A PCR assay with swine-lineage influenza A H1 and N1 assays

This document was withdrawn on 17 April 2014.

As part of the immediate response to the influenza A H1N1 pandemic a number of relevant molecular assays were developed and made available as national standard methods (now known as UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations) influenza A H1N1 pmd09 testing is now integrated into seasonal influenza testing and the original assays are no longer relevant.

40. V 51: Investigation of swine-lineage influenza A/H1N1v using the swine-lineage influenza A H1 assay

These documents were withdrawn on 17 April 2014.

As part of the immediate response to the influenza A H1N1 pandemic a number of relevant molecular assays were developed and made available as national standard methods (now known as UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations) influenza A H1N1 pmd09 testing is now integrated into seasonal influenza testing and the original assays are no longer relevant.