Clinical Laboratory Medicine
Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust
Tel: 0151 706 2000
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Last update: 01 February 2018
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Emergency Requests Request Forms  
Additional Info / Useful links
  Blood Specimens
Contacting us if laboratory items found in your area
Data Protection & Complaints Procedure
GP Information
Handbook Information
Normal Laboratory Hours
Patient Information
(where to get your blood samples taken)
Reference Ranges
Reports Despatch
Research and Clinical Trials
Telephone enquiries
Typical Turnround Time
Urine Specimens
Validity of results
Minimum Data Policy

Alert - EDTA Contamination
(click image)
Guide to EDTA contamination

eGFR Calculator
Trust IV Fluid Policy

National Pathology Year 2012

Lab tests on-line patient focused information on laboratory testing.

Section / Service Info
Blood Sciences:

Infection & Immunity:

Cellular Pathology:



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RLBUHT Alkaptonuria Center
Key Telephone
Phlebotomy & Transport Services  
Infectious Hazards
of Clinical Specimens

How to find us
Information for GPs  
ICE - Ward Ordering
How to use ICE forms

Near Patient Testing SOPs >>>>>>>>>
Standard operating procedures for:
Roche Performa glucose meters
Roche Inform II glucose meters
Siemens 8SG urine dipsticks
Pregnancy Tests - Biosign
HIV POCT testing
New and Updated Messages
June 2014. pilot of AKI alerting to Primary Care. Guidlelines for GPs on AKI
March 2014. clinical suspicion of phaeochromcytoma? added.
March 2014. Feedback from the user satisfaction survey for 2013 is available here.
Service Updates
Blood TransfusionAnti-A and Anti-B Titres for ABO Incompatible Renal Transplants20/11/2017
Cold agglutinin titres20/11/2017
Group & Save/Cross Match20/11/2017
AKU Profile (serum)11/12/2017
Homogentisic Acid11/12/2017
Sirolimus (Rapamune)31/01/2018
Tacrolimus \ FK50608/01/2018
HaematologyAnti-Phospholipid Ab Screen31/01/2018
MicrobiologyBlood Culture07/11/2017
Cytomegalovirus (CMV)30/11/2017
Faeces for Clostridium difficile toxin assay07/11/2017
Gastroenteritis/enteric pathogens07/11/2017
Helicobacter pylori30/01/2018
Hepatitis B Virus30/11/2017
Sellotape Smear/Perianal swab07/11/2017
TB Investigations07/11/2017
Therapeutic Drug Monitoring11/12/2017
H & IHLA Typing09/11/2017
HLA Typing for other Disease Associations09/11/2017
HLA-A29 Testing for Birdshot Chorioretinopathy09/11/2017
HLA-B*57:01 typing for determination of Abacavir hypersensitivity09/11/2017
HLA-B51 Testing for Behcet’s09/11/2017
HLA-DQ typing for Coeliac Disease09/11/2017
HLA-DQ Typing for Narcolepsy09/11/2017
HLA-Specific Antibody Characterisation09/11/2017
HLA-Specific Antibody Screening09/11/2017
Post- haematopoietic stem cell transplant monitoring (chimerism analysis)09/11/2017
Pre-Transplant Crossmatching: Deceased Donors09/11/2017
Pre-Transplant Crossmatching: Live Donors09/11/2017