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This handbook encompasses all disciplines of Laboratory Medicine at Birmingham Heartlands, Solihull and Good Hope Hospitals. It has been designed to provide the busy general practitioner and hospital doctor more readily available information regarding our services. 

You can search or browse our test directory here. This database includes details on all our tests and recommended profiles for the investigation of common presenting complaints.

The Trust Laboratories at Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital are a UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accredited medical laboratory No.8217. For a list of accredited tests and other information please visit the UKAS website -
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:

Or contact Louise Fallon, Quality Manager, 0121 424 1235


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On The Directorate of Laboratory Medicine Website, you can:

  • Find out more information about each of the departments in the Directorate of Laboratory Medicine;
  • Access a list of contacts for each department of the Directorate of Laboratory Medicine;
  • Search for a test in the Test Database. Here you will be able to find out more information about any test that is offered by the Directorate of Laboratory Medicine (see below);
  • Find out the opening hours of the Labs;
  • Find out the location of the Hospitals and how to get to them;
  • Find out further information for patients about certain tests;
  • Find out the Reference ranges for the tests offered by the Directorate of Laboratory Medicine;
  • Get help for filling out the request forms;

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