STBRU: reference and diagnostic services
- Public Health England
- Part of:
- Bacteriology reference department (BRD), Chlamydia: surveillance, data, screening and management, Gonorrhoea: guidance, data and analysis, Syphilis: surveillance, data and management, and Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV): guidance, data and analysis
- First published:
- 1 July 2014
Sexually transmitted bacteria reference unit (STBRU) provides national and international laboratory reference services for a number of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
STBRU is part of Public Health England’s bacteria reference department (BRD).
STBRU is made up of 2 sections:
- specialist and reference services
- molecular epidemiology and surveillance
STBRU provides national reference facilities for bacterial sexually transmitted pathogens including:
- Neisseria gonorrhoeae
- Treponema pallidum
- Chlamydia trachomatis
- Mycoplasma genitalium
- Trichomonas vaginalis
STBRU receives diagnostic and reference samples which are analysed by a wide range of methodologies in accordance with customer needs and also performs surveillance of antimicrobial resistance and investigates molecular epidemiology of bacterial STIs through various programmes and projects.
For more information on STBRU services and contact details refer to the BRD user manual.
STBRU guidance and forms
Public Health England
61 Colindale avenue
To email individuals use: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone +44 (0) 20 8327 7887
DX address PHE Colindale Bacteriology, DX 6530002
Published: 1 July 2014