Mycoplasma pneumoniae: laboratory report summaries 2020

Published 12 June 2020 Last updated 8 January 2021 + show all updates 8 January 2021 Added 'Laboratory reports of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection from PHE and NHS laboratories in England and Wales: January to September 2020'. 29 July 2020 Added reports dated January to June 2020. 12 June 2020 First published. Source link

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Brucella: laboratory and clinical services

The BRU provides: advice on the diagnosis and clinical management of brucellosis assistance in the diagnosis of neurobrucellosis a Brucella serodiagnosis service Likelihood of brucellosis in a UK patient Brucellosis is a rare disease in the UK as it is a non-endemic country. Typically, most patients will have been exposed to infection in a Mediterranean or Middle Eastern country, but the range of countries with risk is changing. A detailed travel history is vital. Use BRU’s serology referral form and provide as much clinical detail as possible. Diagnostic services The BRU provides a Brucella serodiagnosis service and tests are performed weekly. If there is a clinical urgency, please…

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COVID-19: PHE laboratory assessments of inactivation methods

Published 8 July 2020 Last updated 29 October 2020 + show all updates 29 October 2020Added 2 SARS-CoV-2 inactivation testing interim reports. 6 August 2020Added 12 SARS-CoV-2 inactivation testing interim reports. 8 July 2020First published. Source link

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Cervical screening: laboratory HPV testing and cytology services

Published 20 September 2019 Last updated 20 October 2020 + show all updates 20 October 2020Updated links in section 5.1 and section 5.4 of the guidance for cervical screening laboratories providing HPV testing and cytology services. 20 September 2019First published. Source link

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Laboratory guide to screening for CHT in the UK

Published 1 February 2014 Last updated 20 October 2020 + show all updates 20 October 2020Updated the laboratory guide including the screening protocol: removed dated clinical referral guidelines and the requirement to complete ‘affected not detected forms’. Converted content from PDF to HTML to improve accessibility. 29 March 2018Added addendum to guidance valid from 2 April 2018. 1 February 2014First published. Source link

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Meningococcal disease: laboratory confirmed cases in England in 2019 to 2020

Published 20 December 2019 Last updated 29 September 2020 + show all updates 29 September 2020Added HPR 14(17) April to June report. 30 June 2020Added corrected table 1 in January to March 2020 report. 23 June 2020Added Health Protection Report (HPR) 14(12) January to March 2020 quarterly report. 25 February 2020Added Health Protection Report (HPR) 14(4) October to December quarter report. 20 December 2019First published. Source link

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Respiratory infections: laboratory reports 2020

Published 26 February 2020 Last updated 29 September 2020 + show all updates 29 September 2020Added HPR 14(17) monthly report (weeks 33 to 37). 25 August 2020Added HPR 14(15) monthly report (weeks 29 to 32). 28 July 2020Added Health Protection Report (HPR) 14(14) monthly report (weeks 24 to 28). 23 June 2020Added Health Protection Report (HPR) 14(12) monthly report (weeks 20 to 23). 27 May 2020Added Health Protection Report (HPR) 14(10) monthly report (weeks 16 to 19). 5 May 2020Added monthly report for weeks 11 to 15. 25 March 2020Added Health Protection Report (HPR) 14(6) report for weeks 7 to 10. 26 February 2020First published. Source link

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COVID-19: PHE laboratory assessments of molecular tests

Published 4 June 2020 Last updated 25 September 2020 + show all updates 25 September 2020Added Rapid assessment of Biomerieux ARGENE® SARS-COV-2 R-GENE® real-time detection kit. 15 July 2020Added rapid assessment: careGENE N-CoV RT-PCR Kit. 8 July 2020Added rapid assessments: COVID-19 Plus RealAmp kit and GenMark ePlex SARS-CoV-2 test. 4 June 2020First published. Source link

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Specialist and reference microbiology: laboratory tests and services

Acanthamoeba For keratitis/ophthalmic samples only Contact the Diagnostic Parasitology Laboratory at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine LSHTM Achromobacter Species identification, molecular typing and antimicrobial resistance H1, H2 AMRHAI Acinetobacter Species identification, molecular typing and antimicrobial resistance H1, H2 AMRHAI Actinomycetes (Aerobic) Antimicrobial susceptibility H1, H2 AMRHAI Actinomycetes (Aerobic) Identification and confirmation M1, H2 AMRHAI Adenoviruses (enteric) PCR E1 EVU Adenoviruses (respiratory) PCR E27 RVU Amoebae (excluding Acanthamoeba keratitis) Detection, identification and confirmation, serodiagnosis Contact National parasitology reference laboratory (NPRL) NPRL Anaerobes (bacteroides, clostridia, fusobacteria, actinomyces spp., other closely related genera) Identification Contact ARU ARU Anthrax See Bacillus anthracis     Antibiotic resistance surveys European antibiotic…

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