Bacteriology Laboratory

Mission Statement

To provide a first class bacteriological service to the National Blood Service and to establish the laboratory at the forefront of transfusion and transplantation bacteriology.


The National Bacteriology Laboratory (NBL) was established in 2000 to provide a centralised bacteriology service for the National Blood Service (NBS). The laboratory provides a routine service, lot release testing of all bacteriological media for the service and also performs research to improve blood and tissue safety.