Phage typing of salmonella
Welcome to the website of the Scottish Salmonella Shigella and Clostridium difficile Reference Laboratory (SSSCDRL), formerly the Scottish Salmonella Reference Laboratory. The SSSCDRL is part of Scottish Microbiology Reference Laboratories located at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and is the National Reference Centre for characterisation of Salmonellae, Shigellae and Clostridium Difficile. The laboratory provides a full complement of techniques, including serotyping, phage typing and a range of biochemical and molecular methods, for identification and typing of these pathogenic enteric bacteria. In addition, the laboratory is a source of information and advice for the Health Service and other agencies in Scotland. It is supported by Health Protection Scotland. The New Lister Building site also hosts the Scottish MRSA Reference Laboratory (SMRSARL), the Scottish Haemophilus, Legionella, Meningococcus and Pneumococcus Reference Laboratory (SHLMPRL) and the Scottish Parasite Diagnostic and Reference Laboratory (SPDRL), also supported by Health Protection Scotland.
SSSCDRL is fully accredited under the Clinical Pathology Accreditation (UK) Ltd scheme. CPA Ref. No. 3049
The Laboratory actively participates in training, development and relevant externally-funded research. There is close collaboration with a number of agencies including Health Protection Scotland, the Laboratory of Gastrointestinal Pathogens (LGP), London and other international reference centres. The laboratory is a participant in the EC-funded programme organised by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control for surveillance of gastrointestinal infections.