​It is NHS Lothian Laboratory Medicine policy that results should be returned via a secure email address such as @nhs.net. SNVTS can provide PDF reports to named individuals with nhs.net accounts.  Where electronic transfer is not possible, paper copies of reports can be sent via Royal Mail by prior arrangement.


Turnaround times

Turnaround time (days)
VHF PCR  high risk 
6 hours
VHF PCR low risk
24 hours
Turnaround time includes every day of the year

Quality aspects

SNVTS ISO15189:2012 accreditation can be found here.

The NHS Lothian Department of Laboratory Medicine Compliance Manager is Nadine Wilkinson Nadine.Wilkinson@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Any technical queries about the VHF assays can be made to SNVTS@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Complaints that relate SNVTS can be discussed with Ingo.Johannessen@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk