SSU provides laboratory reference and surveillance services for HIV-1 and HIV-2, HSV, HTLV, HHV-8 and hepatitis viruses.
SSU is part of Public Health England’s virus reference department (VRD). It is part of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Laboratory and Diagnosis Support.
SSU provides reference work relating to:
- HIV-1 and HIV-2
- hepatitis viruses A,B,C,D and E
- herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2 (HSV 1 and 2)
- human T-lymphotropic viruses (HTLV-I and HTLV-II)
- human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8)
SSU guidance and forms
Seromolecular services unit (SSU)
Public Health England
61 Colindale Avenue
Telephone 020 8327 6971
Fax 020 8200 1569
DX address DX 6530006 Colindale NW