Key Telephone Numbers:

Enquiries for Results :
Telephone enquiries for results can cause delays to other office activities resulting in frustration for all users. Please keep enquiries for essential routine results to a minimum and before phoning please check that the results are not available via the Laboratory "TelePath" system if you have access, and have not already been phoned or the reports delivered. Please have the following information to hand :-
  • the patient's hospital I.D. number
  • A/E number if appropriate
  • date of birth
  • ward
  • date and time of specimen request
  • tests requested.

If the office staff are unable to deal immediately with the enquiry, calls are transferred to the appropriate personnel. If the results are not yet available, the details are logged and the results phoned to the requested destination as soon as they are ready. There is no need to phone repeatedly.
Seriously abnormal results will automatically be telephoned.

Department All results
or enquiries
Advice/Interpretation Emergency/Out of Hours requests
Clinical Biochemistry RLUH 0151 706 4230
LHCH 0151 600 1287
Duty Biochemist 0151 706 4755
Duty Medic (for treatment queries) Bleep 4313 (which can be reached through
RLUH Switchboard on 0151 706 2000
RLUH 0151 706 4235
LHCH 0151 600 1293
Haematology RLUH 0151 706 4333
LHCH 0151 600 1288
LWH 0151 702 4127
Contact Haematology Registrar through RLUH Switchboard RLUH 0151 706 4330
BGH/LHCH 0151 600 1293
LWH 0151 706 4330
Blood Transfusion RLUH 0151 706 4331
BGH/LHCH 0151 600 1293
Contact Haematology Registrar through RLUH Switchboard RLUH 0151 706 4330
BGH/LHCH 0151 600 1293
Specialist Coagulation RLUH 0151 706 4967 RLUH 0151 706 4330
Immunology 0151 706 4350 0151 706 4336 0151 706 4380
H&I 0151 706 4366 Contact Consultant Clinical Scientist on 0151 706 5987 / 0151 706 4246 Contact H&I Scientist on call via Royal switchboard 0151 706 2000
Bacteriology 0151 706 4410   Switchboard 0151 706 2000
Virology 0151 706 4410   Switchboard 0151 706 2000
Needlestick Doctor 0151 706 4410   Switchboard 0151 706 2000
Infection control Officer/Nurse 0151 706 4416   Switchboard 0151 706 2000
Histopathology RLUH 0151 706 4483   Switchboard 0151 706 2000
Cytology Gynae 0151 706 4583
Nongynae 0151 706 4583

Nongynae 0151 706 5623
Switchboard 0151 706 2000
Phlebotomy RLUH 0151 706 2546
BGH 0151 282 6708
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Porters RLUH ext.2010
BGH ext. 6340
 - RLUH bleep 4600 (24h)