Laboratory Hours

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CLINICAL CHEMISTRY

A 24 hour service, 7 days a week is offered at Heartlands and Good Hope.  A shift system operates outside of normal working hours.  At Solihull a 09:00 - 17:00 service is offered from Monday – Friday. 

IMMUNOLOGY 

The Regional Immunology service is performed at Heartlands, Monday - Friday from 09:00 - 17:00.

HAEMATOLOGY AND BLOOD BANK

A 24 hour service, 7 days a week is offered at Heartlands and Good Hope.  A shift system operates outside of normal working hours.  At Solihull a 09:00 - 17:00 service is offered from Monday – Friday. 

The laboratory at Heartlands and Good Hope can be contacted through the switchboard at Heartlands outside of normal working hours..

HISTOPATHOLOGY/CYTOPATHOLOGY

A diagnostic Histopathology/Cytopathology service is provided at Heartlands and Good Hope Hospital 08:30 - 17:00 Monday to Friday. Services are also available at Heartlands hospital on Saturday from 9:00 - 12:30 (restricted Histology service for urgent cases only).

MICROBIOLOGY

Microbiology and Virology services are performed by Public Health England (PHE). All investigations take place at the Heartlands site which offers an 07:00- 20:00 service Monday - Friday. The service is also provided Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays from 08:00-16:00. Beyond these times an  'on call' service is available via Heartlands switchboard.

RECEPTION

HEARTLANDS HOSPITAL

·          Everyday 07:00 - 21:30

GOOD HOPE HOSPITAL

·         Monday to Friday 07:00 - 21:30

·         Saturday and Bank Holidays (except Christmas Day) 08:30 - 16:00

·         Christmas Day 08:00 - 13:00

SOLIHULL HOSPITAL

·         Solihull reception is open 9:00h - 17:00h Monday to Friday

·         Closed on Saturdays, Sunday and Bank Holidays