Opening Hours: 24 Hour Service

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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

Reference Ranges

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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.

Emergency Tests

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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)

Biochemical Profiles

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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