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Scottish National Viral Haemorrhagic Fever Testing Service (SNVTS)

Regional Virus Laboratory Specialist Virology Centre (BBV Edinburgh)
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
51 Little France Crescent
Edinburgh
EH16 4SA

The Scottish National Viral Haemorrhagic Fever Test Service (SNVTS) is based at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and offers Ebola, Marburg, Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever and Lassa Fever testing to NHS Scotland in close collaborative partnership with the Rare and Imported Pathogens Laboratory (RIPL) at Porton Down, Wiltshire.

SNVTS operates within 7-day laboratory working hours with on-call capacity for testing of urgent 'high possibility of VHF' samples using molecular (real-time PCR) approaches.

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Contacts

Medical Lead

Dr I Johannessen
SNVTS@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Clinical Scientist Lead

Dr KE Templeton
SNVTS@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk