Guidance

North east public health laboratory: services

The public health laboratory for the north east is based in Newcastle.

Public health laboratory Newcastle provides enteric bacteriology for the investigation of community outbreaks; bacteriological and virological testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs); mycobacterial diagnostic and virology testing. The laboratory works closely with the host trust to provide an effective public health service.

The laboratory in Newcastle is also home to the Regional Centre for Mycobacteriology which provides tuberculosis screening and diagnosis for the north east region and mycobacteria reference services for the north of England. In addition, the in-house Research and Development section drives innovation in response to changing requirements in diagnostic and epidemiological microbiology.

User handbook

North east public health laboratory: user handbook.

Accreditation

CPA accredited to ISO standard 15189, number 200

Contact

Public health laboratory Newcastle

For:

Regional Microbiologists
Laboratory Director
PA to Director
Administrators
Office Manager

Newcastle PHE regional mycobacterial reference laboratory

Level 2, Freeman Hospital
High Heaton
Newcastle
NE7 7DN

Newcastle PHE molecular laboratory

Level 3, Leazes Wing,
Royal Victoria Infirmary


Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 4LP