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Clinical advice on appropriate laboratory investigations and on the interpretation of test results is of increasing importance given the increased range and complexity of laboratory investigations that has been seen in recent years.

It is essential that patients in hospital and community settings are cared for by clinical staff who have 24/7 access to timely clinical laboratory expertise. Moreover, the clinical laboratory expertise must be aligned to the repertoire of tests offered by a given laboratory.

Should you wish to discuss a clinical matter directly please use the links provided to navigate to the relevant department for the contact details of appropriate clinical staff.  Should you wish to look for more general information about individual laboratory tests please consult the Pathology test directory whilst more detailed guidance on how to interpret a given data set may be found in these clinical advice (and interpretation) pages which have been organised by discipline for your convenience. 

To Contact Pathology Dept Clinicians & Out of Hours Service personnel via Bleep or Aircall
Homerton Hospital Switchboard 
0208 510 5555
Direct Phlebotomy Services Ext 7459
Central Pathology Reception  For all initial Pathology enquiries Ext 7174 
Central Pathology Reception Fax 0208 510 7555
Clinical Biochemistry Ext 7887 / 7888
Haematology/BloodTransfusion Ext 7892 / 7894
Blood Bank Ext 7894
Medical Microbiology Ext 7187
Infection Prevention & Control Services

Ext 7557 or Bleep 205 (Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00) Click Here for full information page.


Clinical guidance regulation The Homerton Pathology department endeavours to ensure that advice given by technical staff is of the highest quality through a combination of clinical oversight, in-house training programmes, ongoing competency assessment and continuing professional development on the part of individual staff members (which is in turn mandated by the Health & Care Professions Council.)

The provision of clinical advice and interpretive guidance is regulated by the Clinical Pathology Accreditation (CPA UK Ltd.) agency, which ensures the processes of clinical oversight and input by Pathology-based clinicians is sufficiently robust to meet the needs of its users. 

Last updated: 17 February 2015