Clinical advice (including choice of test, clinical interpretation of results, diagnostic, prognostic or other information) is available from the department on a 24/7 basis.
For general enquires the laboratory has a team of Biomedical Scientists who can provide information on requesting, specimen collection, sample interferences, validity of results, biological variation and cascade testing (During core hours : 020 8510 7887/8 Out of hours: bleep 233) should this be required.
Specialist clinical advice will be provided by an on-site clinical biochemistry Consultant during normal working hours. They can be contacted via telephone on 020 8510 7886 during routine office hours. For out-of-hours access to the Duty Consultant, please contact the clinical biochemistry laboratory on bleep 233.
Specialist assay services
As a tertiary service provider of specialist testing to other hospital laboratories, the Clinical Biochemistry department is well-placed to advise clinicians with regards interpreting biochemical markers of alcohol abuse (urine EtG/EtS, serum CDT,) serum protein electrophoresis (plasma cell dyscrasia,) and ALP-isoenzymes assay (to delineate tissue source of ALP e.g. liver, bone, intestine, placenta).
We have recently developed a comprehensive service for assessment of cobalamin (B12) status by way of MMA (functional marker of vitamin B12 deficiency) and holotranscobalamin assays (active vitamin B12) in addition to having considerable experience in Vitamin D3/D2 testing for which the department has international renown. Please click on the individual links for further information on these tests and indeed others for which Biochemistry provides a specialist referral service.