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New Analysers Go Live in Biochemistry Laboratories across Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull sites

on Monday, 06 July 2020. Posted in Blood Sciences, Microbiology, Biochemistry

Abbott Alinity analysers are now in use in the laboratories on the Heartlands and Solihull sites to provide biochemistry and serology services.  Alinity analysers continue to undergo verification at the Good Hope laboratory.

Assays provided on Alinity analysers at Good Hope and Solihull laboratories currently lie outside our scope of accreditation to ISO 15189:2012 as assessed by UKAS.  UKAS have been informed and assessment of the upgraded instrumentation will take place in 2022. 


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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