Medical Microbiology (GP information)


Medical Microbiology provides an extensive clinical microbiology service, which includes Bacteriology, Virology, Serology, Molecular Diagnostics, Parasitology and Mycology to hospitals and General Practitioners. It also delivers infection control services and advice.

It provides epidemiological data for the Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre in Colindale, and investigates outbreaks of infectious disease with the support of the Consultant in Communicable Disease Control. The Department of Medical Microbiology belongs to National Quality Assurance Schemes including UK National External Quality Assessment Scheme (NEQAS) for microbiology. It is accredited by the Clinical Pathology Accreditation UK Ltd. (CPA) and recommended for UKAS Accreditation (ISO15189).

Procedures Provided

  • Routine bacteriology culture and serology
  • Molecular detection of MRSA
  • Public Health investigations and consulting
  • TB diagnostic service
  • Antibiotic assay
  • GU medicine culture and serology
  • Chlamydia culture, serology and PCR
  • Anaerobic microbiology
  • Infection control
  • Mycology
  • Consultation on infectious disease management
  • Advice on decontamination
  • Clinical TB service

The results enquiries line, 01582 497319, is open from Monday to Friday 08.45 – 17.15.

Patient Information Leaflets

Clinicians - Consultants/Specialist Nurses

Bedford Hospital

Medical Microbiology

DrDanielle Freedman Clinical Director
Luton & Dunstable University Hospital

Medical Microbiology

DrRohintonMulla Consultant
Dr Abraham Teferi Consultant
DrDanielle Freedman Clinical Director

Useful Contacts

Bedford Hospital
General Manager Kevin Nulty
01582 497219
Luton & Dunstable University Hospital
General Manager Kevin Nulty
01582 497219
Clinical Director & Associate Medical Director Dr Danielle Freedman
Business Manager Danielle Hunter
01582 497318
Clinical Director: Dr Rohinton Mulla
General Enquiries: 01582 497318
Result Enquiries: 01582 497319
PALS (for patient specific enquiries) 01582 491 166
Service Manager Susan Lever
01582 497340
Switchboard 01582 491166
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