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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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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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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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The laboratories at Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital form part of the services provided by University Hospitals Birmingham and are UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accredited to the ISO 15189:2012 standard. For a list of accredited tests and other information please visit the UKAS website using the following link: https://www.ukas.com/find-an-organisation/

  • Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull Hospital pathology laboratories are a UKAS accredited medical laboratory No.8217
  • United Kingdom Health Security Agency laboratory is a UKAS accredited medical laboratory No.8213

Tests not appearing on the UKAS Schedule of Accreditation 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 test information, please visit the test database: http://www.heftpathology.com/frontpage/test-database.html.

Protection of personal information - Laboratory Medicine comply with the Trust Data Protection policy and have procedures in place to allow the Directorate and its employees to comply with the Data Protection act  1998 and associated best practice and guidance.

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

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