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Sexually Transmitted Bacteria Reference Unit

Sexually Transmitted Bacteria Reference Unit (STBRU)
Bacteriology Reference Department
PHE Colindale
61 Colindale Avenue
London NW9 5HT 

DX Address

Bacteriology Reference Department
DX 6530002
Colindale NW

Tel: 020 8327 6464
Fax: 020 8327 6474

Email: stbrl@nhs.net

The Sexually Transmitted Bacteria Reference Unit (STBRU) is an expanding laboratory that provides reference and specialist services for the bacterial sexually transmitted pathogens, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Treponema pallidum, Chlamydia trachomatis and Mycoplasma genitalium. STBRL currently provides a full reference service for the identification and typing of N. gonorrhoeae, serological confirmation of T. pallidum, molecular diagnostics for C. trachomatis, T. pallidum, Haemophilus ducreyi, C. trachomatis and M. genitalium. Molecular typing for T. pallidum and C. trachomatis is under development.

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