London public health laboratory: services

London clinical and public health laboratory is based at Barts and the London NHS Trust.

The laboratory provides Public Health England with diagnostic microbiology, virology, mycology and infection control services related to outbreak and other public health issues.

Services available

The laboratory provides a range of services which include:

  • active surveillance of community and healthcare-associated infections (HCAI), including antimicrobial resistance
  • translational research and development
  • hepatitis and respiratory virus infections
  • sexually transmitted infections
  • molecular diagnostic tests
  • molditov identification of bacteria

User handbook

London public health laboratory: user handbook


View a list of general clinical tests available from the majority of Public Health England regional microbiology laboratories. Please call the laboratory to confirm test availability.

Turnaround times

Results for around 80% of tests are available within 3 days.


CPA: Microbiology 0874; Virology 1937


Public Health Laboratory London

Barts and The London
3rd Floor
Pathology & Pharmacy Building
80 Newark Street

E1 2ES