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Virus reference department (VRD): user manual

VRD provides clinical advice and investigations for a wide range of human virus infections.

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Virus reference department (VRD): user manual

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Details

Information on the units of the Virus reference department (VRD) and the services they provide.

Important service update

To enable Public Health England (PHE) reference and specialist laboratories to continue to provide critical support to the enhanced COVID-19 incident, some service delivery changes have been made with immediate effect.

The situation will be regularly reviewed. For the most current information, contact the relevant department using the contact details provided in the VRD user manual.

Published 1 August 2013
Last updated 14 May 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added notification of service delivery changes made to PHE reference and specialist laboratories to provide critical support to the COVID-19 incident.

  2. Updated user manual to reflect changes in services available, contact details and other information.

  3. Added latest version of VRD user manual.

  4. Updated VRD user manual to version 12.

  5. Updated VRD user manual to version 10.

  6. Updated virus reference department user manual.

  7. First published.