Fluid Analysis Guidelines

Only the fluid types below and specific analyses tabled are now allowable in Telepath and ICE. Where a fluid type or analysis is not allowable in Telepath please book as miscellaneous and then contact the Duty Biochemist before analysis is performed.

All fluids must be centrifuged and then analysed only if free from particles.

Haematinic Guidelines

HEFT Pathology Guideline Investigation and Referral Pathways for Anaemia in Primary Care

Produced by:

Dr Sukhbir Kaur (Senior Clinical Biochemist)

Approved by:

Dr Kartsios Charalampos (Consultant Haematologist)

 

Dr Marcus Mottershead (Consultant Gastroenterology)

This guidence covers the following areas

1. Anaemia Testing in Adults

2. Iron Deficiency Anaemia Testing in Adults

3. Iron Deficiency Anaemia Treatment and Monitoring Advice

4. Vitamin B12 Deficiency Testing, Treatment and Monitoring

5. Folate Deficiency Testing, Treatment and Monitoring Advice

6. Renal Anaemia Testing in Adults

Research Investigations / Clinical Trials (Biochemistry)

Before undertaking any biochemical investigations which are to be conducted as part of a research project or clinical trial, the protocol and workload entailed must be discussed with the Department. Failure to do so may jeopardise the project at a later stage with unfortunate consequences.

Current Projects

The laboratories at Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital form part of the services provided by University Hospitals Birmingham and are UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accredited to the ISO 15189:2012 standard. For a list of accredited tests and other information please visit the UKAS website using the following link: https://www.ukas.com/find-an-organisation/

  • Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull Hospital pathology laboratories are a UKAS accredited medical laboratory No.8217
  • United Kingdom Health Security Agency laboratory is a UKAS accredited medical laboratory No.8213

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: http://www.heftpathology.com/frontpage/test-database.html.

Protection of personal information - Laboratory Medicine comply with the Trust Data Protection policy and have procedures in place to allow the Directorate and its employees to comply with the Data Protection act  1998 and associated best practice and guidance.

For further information contact Louise Fallon, Quality Manager, 0121 424 1235

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