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Biochemistry


Description

The Biochemistry Department deals with the biochemical basis of disease and the use of biochemical tests for its diagnosis, prognosis, screening and management. The automated chemistry section provides analysis of samples for renal, liver, cardiac, bone, lipid, iron studies, specific protein assays, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM), Acetaminophen and Salicylate assays. The immunology section performs both serum and urinary electrophoresis. The immunoassay section performs endocrine, tumour marker, troponin I, BNP, PTH and haematinics. Other related diagnostic services provided by the Biochemistry department are blood gas analysis, faecal occult blood and faecal calprotectin analysis
 

Accreditation

The laboratory has been awarded for accreditation under ISO15189 since 2011. The current list of tests covered under accreditation are listed in the accreditation certificate referenced 297MT available to view from www.inab.ie or on request from the laboratory. Tests not covered under scope are highlighted on the report.
 

Team

Dr. Michael Louw Consultant Chemical Pathologist Ms Eithne Barden Chief Medical Scientist Medical Scientist on call in Biochemistry : Contact switch.
 

Useful Resources

The Laboratory User Manual is available following the link below. This document contains all the information about the laboratory service relevant to users, from staff contact information, an A-Z of tests available along with the sample types reference ranges and turnaround times and much more useful information.

Location

Biochemistry is location in the 2nd section of the 4th floor of the Lee View Block.

Routine Opening Hours

08:00 20:00 hrs Mon Fri (deadline for specimen in the lab 19:30)
09:00 12:00 hrs Sat (deadline for specimen in the lab 11:30)

On-Call Service

Outside of the routine hours noted above urgent requests on hospital patients are processed by on call medical scientists. On-call staff can be contacted through the switchboard 021-427 1971.

Contact

Outside of the routine hours noted above urgent requests on hospital patients are processed by on call medical scientists. On-call staff can be contacted through the switchboard 021-427 1971.
 
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