Notification of change: New enzymatic creatinine method

on Tuesday, 04 September 2018. Posted in Homepage, Biochemistry

Implemenatation date: Monday 10th September 2018

From the Monday 10th September 2018 laboratories across Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull will be implementing a new and improved creatinine test.

Please see attached document for a summary of changes we expect to see with the new test.

Note: there is no change to specimen handling instructions. Serum separator tube (SST) is the recommended sample type. Further information will be available on the website (http://www.heftpathology.com/) in due course.

If you have queries relating to this notification please do not hesitate to contact us:

Dr Mark Thomas (Telephone: 0121 424 3156 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Duty Biochemist (Telephone: 0121 424 2198 or bleep 2506)

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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.

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

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