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Microbiology

Microbiology

Microbiology is the study of infections and microbiologists and laboratory staff are crucial in the diagnosis and treatment of infections, as well as being vital in the control of hospital acquired infections.

The microbiology department processes specimens isolating and identifying bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites that cause human disease. In addition to routine bacterial, fungal and viral culture investigations, we provide advice about treatment of infections and infection control, serological investigations and parasite identification.

A 24-hour emergency on-call service and consultant advice are available.

The microbiology laboratory service is provided in collaboration with The Doctors Laboratory Ltd.

Central Middlesex Hospital
Microbiology specimens may be delivered to Pathology on the 2nd floor of the main hospital. Map and directions.

For general enquiries between the hours of 9am and 5.30pm weekdays (excluding public holidays), contact:

Tel. 020 8869 3000

Ealing Hospital
Microbiology specimens may be delivered to Pathology on the 3rd floor of the Orange Wing. Map and directions.

For general enquiries between the hours of 9am and 5.30pm weekdays (excluding public holidays), contact:

Tel. 020 8967 5457 or 020 8967 5459

Northwick Park and St Mark’s Hospitals
Patients can drop off specimens at Pathology Specimen Reception, located on Level 5C of the Pathology Block at Northwick Park. 

Microbiology is located on level 6C of the Pathology Block at Northwick Park.

Map and directions.

For general enquiries between 9am and 5.30pm weekdays (excluding public holidays), contact: 

Tel. 020 8869 3000

Central Middlesex, Northwick Park and St Mark’s Hospitals

Consultants

  • Dr Guduru Gopal Rao, Consultant Microbiologist (Clinical Head of Department)
  • Dr Priya Khanna, Consultant Microbiologist
  • Dr Amit Amin, Consultant Microbiologist

Laboratory

  • Charles Tilsed, Laboratory Head of Department
  • Alka Katira, Laboratory Deputy Head of Department

Ealing Hospital

  • Consultant Dr Amit Amin, Consultant Microbiologist

Associate Specialist

  • Dr Adnan Aali

Laboratory

  • Nita Kargathra, Director of Operations (The Doctors Laboratory Ltd) 

Useful links

Labtestsonline 
Labtestsonline is a public resource website provided by laboratory professionals to help patients understand the laboratory tests used in diagnosis and treatment.

Institute of Biomedical Science

Health and Care Professions Council

Royal College of Pathologists

The Doctors Laboratory Ltd