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Emergency Laboratory Services (Haematology)

Urgent Haematology Requests

Normal Laboratory Working Hours

Analyses requested as an emergency test should have the urgent tick box on the request form marked or the ICE request completed as urgent.

Out of Normal Working Hours  

  • Full Blood Count
  • INR and Partial Thromboplastin Time
  • DIC Screen
  • Urgent Sickle Cell screening
  • Malarial screen
  • Crossmatch for Blood Transfusion 
  • Issue of fresh frozen plasma/platelets/cryoprecipitate

Please contact  the shift Biomedical Scientist on bleep 2449 for BHH/Solihull or 8779 for GHH for all urgent Blood or Blood Product requests or for general advice and availability of other investigations. 


Specimen Transportation

Laboratory Medicine Specimen Reception is open from 08:00 - 20:00 Monday-Friday and from 09:00-13:00 Saturday am. Specimens should be delivered here packaged within a sealed appropriate request form and in a transport box. Outside of these hours samples should be delivered to the Blood Bank Issue Fridge room located by the barrier to the main car park (Yardley Green Road entrance).

For Solihull, specimens can be delivered to the Solihull laboratory between 08:30 and 17:30 Monday to Friday. At all other times specimens should be left for collection in Solihull MAU for transport via courier to Heartlands Hospital.

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