The Public Health Scotland sequencing service aims to sequence all samples which test positive for SARS-CoV-2 in NHS Scotland. This will be used to inform national surveillance. This sequencing will be performed routinely for all samples which are suitable and does not require an additional request form.

In some situations, however, there may be a clinical or public health need to request additional analysis on an individual. In these cases, this additional analysis request form should be completed.

If more than two samples are being highlighted for investigation please fill out this form for one sample – the index if known – and attach details of any additional samples on a spreadsheet.

You must include:

  • CHI number
  • forename
  • surname
  • date of birth
  • lab specimen number

General enquiries

If you have an enquiry relating to this publication, please email phs.sars.sequencing@phs.scot.

Media enquiries

If you have a media enquiry relating to this publication, please contact the Communications and Engagement team.

Requesting other formats and reporting issues

If you require publications or documents in other formats, please email phs.otherformats@phs.scot.

To report any issues with a publication, please email phs.generalpublications@phs.scot.

Last updated: 17 September 2021
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