Opening Times - RIE Laboratories

Biochemistry and Haematology Laboratories

HOURS OF OPENING
Monday – Friday                 08:45 – 20:00 hrs   (Restricted service after 17:00 hrs)
Saturday / Sunday               09:00 – 13:00 hrs   (Restricted service)
 
OUT OF HOURS SERVICE
Emergency Service ONLY out with above hours
 

Pathology Laboratories

HOURS OF OPENING
Monday to Friday 08:30 – 17:00
 
OUT OF HOURS SERVICE
Duty Consultant Pathologist / “on call” RIE switchboard                            536 1000
 

Microbiology Laboratories

HOURS OF OPENING
 
Bacteriology
Bacteriology provides a full 24/7 service. There are BMS staff on site at all times but for rapid handling of emergency specimens the duty BMS must be contacted. For urgent / emergency specimens during normal day-time hours (0730 to 1800) please call X26021 to inform the lab before sending specimens. Outwith 0730 to 1800 the Duty Bacteriology BMS may be contacted through the RIE switchboard bleep #2900. (note: X26021 will not be answered between 1800 and 0730 – contact MUST be via bleep #2900)
 
Weekdays
 
24 hours
 
full service
NB: 1800-0730 available by bleeping duty BMS #2900
Saturday
 
24 hours
 
full service
NB: 1800-0730 available by bleeping duty BMS #2900
Sunday
 
24 hours
 
full service
NB: 1800-0730 available by bleeping duty BMS #2900
Public Holidays
 
24 hours
 
full service
NB: ‘OOH’ hours may vary – please bleep duty BMS #2900
 
 
Virology  
Outwith hours below an emergency service is available at all times. The duty Biomedical Scientist (BMS) can be contacted to perform emergency tests. The Virology BMS on call may be contacted through the RIE switchboard (0131 536 1000)
 

Weekdays
 
0830 - 2000
Normal Service and Emergency on call service
 
Saturday & Sunday
 
0900 - 1600
Limited service and Emergency on call service
Public Holidays (exc below)
25th Dec + 1st Jan
26th Dec + 2nd Jan
0900 –1700
On call service only D/W Duty Virologist
Limited service
For receipt of emergency specimens only.
 
CLINICAL ADVICE is available at any time, day or night, through the RIE switchboard: ask for the medical bacteriologist or clinical virologist on call. All consultant microbiologists are involved in infection control, both as on-call, and in the course of dealing with clinical teams in their patches.