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Emergency Tests

IT SHOULD BE REMEMBERED THAT AN EMERGENCY REQUEST SHOULD NOT BE MADE UNLESS THE RESULT IS REQUIRED FOR THE IMMEDIATE MANAGEMENT OF THE PATIENT.

An emergency service is provided for the following tests

All routine biochemistry including digoxin and osmolality (excluding cyclosporin and xanthochromia analysis)

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Opening Hours: 24 Hour Service

The Department operates a 24 hr service, 7 days a week. 

To ensure that immediate attention is given to emergency requests, doctors must phone the laboratory to ensure that staff are aware of the priority. It is the responsibility of the requesting doctor to ensure the sample is sent to the Department.

For out of hours clinical advice (17:30 - 09:00), please contact switchboard and ask for the Duty Consultant On-call for the clinical speciality you require

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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

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Reference Ranges

A list of all tests performed at this laboratory, reference ranges and details of turn-around times are given in the Test Database.

If the test you require is not shown here, please contact the laboratory to see if we can do it or, alternatively, suggest where else it may be performed.

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Protection of Personal Information – Laboratory Medicine comply with the Trust Data Protection Policy and have procedures in place to allow the Directorate and it’s employees to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 and associated best practice and guidance.

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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