The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust



The Microbiology Department is located within the Old Medical School at the Leeds General Infirmary site.

The department provides diagnostic services for Bacteriology, Mycology and Virology across the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Sites located at Leeds General Infirmary, St James University Hospital, Chapel Allerton Hospital, Seacroft Hospital and Wharfedale Hospital.

The department also provides services to GP practices across the Leeds and Bradford region.

LTHT Medical Microbiologists provide clinical advice services for all users to assist in the interpretation of laboratory results and offer therapeutic guidance.

Extensive advice on the tests provided and specimen collection guidance can be found in the Microbiology User Manual and the Mycology User Manual

The Microbiology department is accredited to ISO15189:2012 . The scope of our services covered by UKAS accreditation can be viewed on the UKAS website by following the link.





The Microbiology Department acts as the Regional Laboratory on behalf of UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) providing support for testing in cases of suspected outbreaks or incidents. Information and key contacts for the UKHSA can be found in the Public Health Laboratory Yorkshire and Humber Service User Handbook by following the link.

The laboratory at Leeds is part of the Clostridium difficile Ribotyping Network (CDRN). Details about the network, key contacts and information on how to access the service can be found using the link.

The UKHSA laboratory at Leeds is accredited to ISO15189:2012. The scope of services covered by accreditation can be viewed on the UKAS website by following the link.