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Microbiology Services

The Public Health Wales Microbiology Division provides Microbiology Services from laboratories in Aberystwyth, Cardiff (University Hospital of Wales and Llandough sites), Carmarthenshire (Carmarthen and Llanelli sites), North Wales (Bangor, Rhyl and Wrexham) and Swansea Bay area (Swansea and Bridgend).

This includes:

  • laboratory diagnostic services to hospitals and general practioners
  • leadership of hospital infection control programmes
  • involvement in regional and national surveillance programmes
  • assistance to Health Protection Teams in relation to outbreaks and community infection control
In addition to these general functions Public Health Wales laboratories provide all-Wales and UK specialist and reference facilities.

These are: