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Main Hospital switchboard 01243 788122

  • Blood Sciences Reception:                       Ext. 3590 / 3585

  • Biochemistry main lab:                             Ext. 3591             

  • Blood Transfusion:                                    Ext. 3589

  • Haematology Laboratory:                         Ext. 3582

  • Postal Antigoagulant Clinic:                     Ext. 3584 DDI 01243 831657

  • Microbiology Main laboratory:                 Ext. 3565 DDI 01243 831633

  • Microbiology clinical advice                    Ext  3547 DDI 01243 831631

  • Histology/Diagnostic Cytology results      Ext 3543

  • Immunology results                                 Ext 3566

  • Histopathology secretaries:                      Ext. 3543 DDI 01243 831678

  • Histology Main Laboratory                       Ext. 3566 DDI 01243 831700

  • Mortuary                                                   Ext3628        

  • Pathology Office  :                                    Ext. 3578/3579 DDI 831648   

  • Phlebotomy :                                            Ext. 3569 /5972      

  • Specimen Reception:                               Ext. 3616


This guide has been prepared to inform users of the Laboratory in St. Richard's Hospital which services are available and how to obtain the services required.

It is appreciated that with the ever increasing range of tests available it is difficult for the user to know which request form, specimen container, type of specimen and particular protocol is needed to obtain the specific investigation and result they require. Hopefully, this guide will address these difficulties. In addition to this type of information, the guide also contains lists of relevant telephone numbers to facilitate easy access to appropriate Consultant and other senior staff for advice as well as departmental numbers for result enquiries.

Any laboratory is, to a large extent; only as good as the user allows it to be. It is important that all request forms and specimen containers are labelled properly with the relevant demographic and clinical details. Care must also be taken to follow any necessary protocol where a result could otherwise be adversely affected. If any doubt exists, it is advisable to contact the appropriate consultant or department who will be pleased to provide the necessary information. Finally,any views that users may have about how this guide could be improved would be welcomed for incorporation into future editions. Please give these, preferably in writing to the Pathology Quality Manager.

The Consultant Pathologists, Specialist Practitioners & Nurses and Head Biomedical Scientists of the Laboratory have all contributed to the contents of this guide.










SRH Pathology Service Users Guide
[PD-PAT-SRHPathServUsersGuide] – Version 11 Approved by J.Quiney on
period: Biennial .Author(s): T Letchford