Microbiology is concerned with the detection, isolation and identification of microbes in clinical samples.

The NHS Lothian Microbiology service is spread over two sites: the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and St. John's Hospital, Livingston.

Within Microbiology there are a number of departments and specialisms.

These are:

For information on how to access the Microbiology service please click on the documents below:

Checklists - For access to clinical microbiology advice.pdf 

Flowchart 1 - Where to find infection guidance.pdf

Flowchart 2 - How to access microbiology advice.pdf