Mass Spectrometer

Separation Sciences (Clinical Chemistry)

Separation Sciences is part of the Department of Specialist Testing and has specilists working in the clinical speciality of Clinical Chemistry providing a number of services including:

  1. Investigation of Pheochromocytoma
  2. Investigation of Vitamin D deficiency
  3. Investigation of Carcinoid Syndrome
  4. Measurement of plasma homocystiene
  5. Renin and Aldosterone measurements
  6. Thiopurine Methyl Transferase (TPMT) measurements
  7. Prednisolone spot and absorption tests for the investigation of prednisolone resistance or compliance
  8. Measurement of Testosterone by LC/MSMS in females

Separation Sciences use LC/MSMS and other chromatographic techniques as well as providing Radioimmunoassays for Renin and Aldosterone.

Clinical Advice and Further information about the tests we offer can be obtained from:

We have extensive research experience and have developed a number of bespoke one off assays for various analytes (e.g dexamethasone) and offer collaborative research assay development.

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HTA licence number is 12366

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
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