(021) 427 1971    



The Microbiology Department offers a comprehensive range of diagnostic services in routine Bacteriology, Virology, Antibiotic Assays, Serology and Molecular diagnostics. as well as consultation in microbiology, infectious diseases and antibiotic utilisation and provision of statistical and cumulative data for infectious disease monitoring for MUH & SIVUH


The laboratory has been awarded for accreditation under ISO15189 since 2011. The current list of tests covered under accreditation are listed in the accreditation certificate referenced 297MT available to view from www.inab.ie or on request from the laboratory. Tests not covered under scope are highlighted on the report.


Dr. Deirdre O’Brien Consultant Microbiologist
Ms. Liz Fitzpatrick Chief Medical Scientist
Medical Scientist on call in Microbiology : Contact switch

Useful Resources

The Laboratory User Manual is available following the link below. This document contains all the information about the laboratory service relevant to users, from staff contact information, an A-Z of tests available along with the sample types reference ranges and turnaround times and much more useful information.


Microbiology is located in the 3rd section of the 4th floor of the Lee View Block.

Opening Hours

08:00 20:00 hrs Mon Fri (deadline for specimen in the lab 19:30)
09:00 12:00 hrs Sat (deadline for specimen in the lab 11:30)

On-Call Service

Outside of the routine hours noted above urgent requests on hospital patients are processed by on call medical scientists. On-call staff can be contacted through the switchboard 021-427 1971


Main Laboratory- Results / Enquiries Ext. 5716
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