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Biochemical Profiles

Liver function

Protein, Albumin, Bilirubin, ALT, ALP with GGT automatically reflex tested if ALP > 200

Renal/Electrolytes

Sodium, Potassium, Urea, Creatinine


Cardiac

Troponin I

Lipid

Cholesterol, Triglyceride

Bone

Calcium, Phosphate, ALP, TP, Alb

Booking a GTT at Good Hope Hospital

To book a GTT at God Hope please telephone Katherine Taylor (ext 47246) or Mandy Simpson (ext 49253).  Alternatively complete a biochemistry request form with GTT in the additional tests box and send via post or internal mail to one of the above.

Clinics

Glucose Tolerance Tests

Appointments can be made via Diabetes Centre on 0121 424 0234.  A service is available at Solihull - for information contact Laboratory Reception at Solihull on 0121 424 5531 / 0121 424 5526.

Fluid Analysis Guidelines

Only the fluid types below and specific analyses tabled are now allowable in Telepath and ICE. Where a fluid type or analysis is not allowable in Telepath please book as miscellaneous and then contact the Duty Biochemist before analysis is performed.

All fluids must be centrifuged and then analysed only if free from particles.

Haematinic Guidelines

HEFT Pathology Guideline Investigation and Referral Pathways for Anaemia in Primary Care

Produced by:

Dr Sukhbir Kaur (Senior Clinical Biochemist)

Approved by:

Dr Kartsios Charalampos (Consultant Haematologist)

 

Dr Marcus Mottershead (Consultant Gastroenterology)

This guidence covers the following areas

1. Anaemia Testing in Adults

2. Iron Deficiency Anaemia Testing in Adults

3. Iron Deficiency Anaemia Treatment and Monitoring Advice

4. Vitamin B12 Deficiency Testing, Treatment and Monitoring

5. Folate Deficiency Testing, Treatment and Monitoring Advice

6. Renal Anaemia Testing in Adults

Haemoglobin A1c and the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus

Conventionally diabetes mellitus has been diagnosed by high fasting or random blood glucose concentrations, or abnormal oral glucose tolerance tests (OGTT). Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) has been used to monitor longer term glycaemic control in patients with known diabetes mellitus.

In 2011, the World Health Organisation (WHO 2011) recommended that HbA1c measurements should also be used to diagnose diabetes in the majority of asymptomatic individuals, and this recommendation has been agreed in the UK (NHS Diabetes 2011).

HbA1c of 48 mmol/mol or more (≥ 6.5%) is consistent with diabetes: if the patient has no symptoms then a second HbA1c result must be obtained within 2 weeks, and if ≥ 48 mmol/mol (≥ 6.5%) confirms diabetes mellitus.

HbA1c values of 42 to 47 mmol/mol (6.0 to 6.4%) suggest a high risk of future diabetes. Such individuals should be offered structured lifestyle education and support to delay/prevent development of diabetes, and have an annual HbA1c test

Research Investigations / Clinical Trials (Biochemistry)

Before undertaking any biochemical investigations which are to be conducted as part of a research project or clinical trial, the protocol and workload entailed must be discussed with the Department. Failure to do so may jeopardise the project at a later stage with unfortunate consequences.

Current Projects

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The Trust Laboratories at Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital were awarded UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accreditation to the internationally recognised ISO 15189 standard in May 2015. For a list of accredited tests and other information please visit the test database http://www.heftpathology.com/frontpage/test-database.html.
Tests not appearing on this scope are either under consideration or in the process of accreditation and so currently remain outside of our scope of accreditation. However, these tests have been validated to the same high standard as accredited tests and are performed by the same trained and competent staff.

For further information contact Louise Fallon, Quality Manager, 0121 424 1235

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