Consultant advice - microbiology

How to obtain clinical microbiology advice

From 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays), please telephone switchboard to be directed to the on-call Consultant Microbiologist, or directly telephone the Microbiology Call Tree on:

Telephone: 01332 788 218

Option 1 - Clinical Microbiology and Antibiotic Advice

Option 4 - Sheffield Teaching Hospital for Clinical Virology Advice.

For all authorised results please telephone: 01332 789 400

Alternatively, contact the Microbiology Call Tree for other enquires.

Information regarding sample collection and turn around times can be found on the test database.


How to get OPAT advice 
 

OPAT Consultant: 07728 739 704

OPAT Pharmacist: 07823 373 820
 

General enquiries

General enquiries for clinical advice should be made between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm Monday - Friday unless it is urgent.

Junior staff should discuss the problem with senior members of their own team and consult the antibiotic guidelines before seeking consultant microbiologist advice if possible.

Please make sure you have an accurate and full history, including any recent antibiotic treatment, before phoning for advice.
 

Urgent enquiries

Monday to Friday     (excluding Bank Holidays): 08:00 am - 20:00 pm
Saturday to Sunday  (including Bank Holidays): 08:30 am - 12:30 pm

Telephone: 01332 788 218

Option 1 = Clinical Microbiology and Antibiotic Advice

Option 4 = Sheffield Teaching Hospital for Clinical Virology Advice.


Out of hours

Monday to Friday     (excluding Bank Holidays): 20:00 pm - 08:00 am
Saturday to Sunday  (including Bank Holidays): 12:30 pm - 08:30 am

Contact the on-call consultant microbiologist via switchboard.

Please make sure that before calling you are aware of the patient’s medical history, including details of any antibiotic therapy over the past 2 weeks and the results of any microbiological investigations.

The Microbiologists are in the laboratory on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday mornings but are then on-call from home. They do not have access to microbiology results from home.