Research, testing and standards


  1. Managing clusters of pneumococcal disease in closed settings

    Guidelines for managing serious pneumococcal disease in hospitals, care homes, prisons, children’s day-care centres and military settings.

  2. HIV reference test referral form

    Diagnostic request form (S3) for HIV.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Air pollution: a tool to estimate healthcare costs
  2. SMI B 11: swabs from skin and superficial soft tissue infections
  3. SMI B 28: investigation of genital tract and associated specimens
  4. Point of care tests for influenza and other respiratory viruses
  5. UK Standards for microbiology investigations (UK SMI): searchable index
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News and communications

  1. AMRHAI News
  2. Rise in cases of Salmonella Typhimurium
  3. Matt Hancock announces ambition to map 5 million genomes
  4. New study shows positive impact of genetic code on TB treatment
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Research and statistics

  1. Legionnaires' disease monthly surveillance reports: 2018
  2. Measles, mumps and rubella: laboratory confirmed cases in England 2018
  3. National reference laboratory for food microbiology: annual report
  4. NCARDRS congenital anomaly statistics: annual data
  5. Sexually transmitted infections: south-west data
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. UK SMI TP 29: porphyrin synthesis (ALA) test
  2. UK SMI TP 26: oxidase test
  3. UK SMI TP 27: oxidation-fermentation of glucose test
  4. UK SMI TP 21: motility test
  5. UK SMI TP 3: agglutination test for Salmonella species
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Public Health England (PHE) research involving animals
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