Clinical Laboratory Medicine
There are three main disciplines within Pathology (Clinical Laboratory Medicine).
1) Blood Sciences - which has sections covering Biochemistry, Haematology and Blood Transfusion.
Biochemistry is the study of the biochemical mechanisms of the body in relation to disease.
Haematology is the study of blood to identify blood disorders and abnormalities of blood coagulation.
Transfusion involves the identification of blood groups and testing the compatibility of donor blood with that of patients.
2) Microbiology - the study of disease causing micro-organisms – bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites.
3) Cellular Pathology - which has sections covering Histology, Cytology and Andrology.
Histology is the study of the structure of tissues and organs.
Cytology is the microscopic study of cells. Samples received include fluids and needle aspirates.
Andrology is the study of sperm to determine male fertility and confirm infertility following vasectomy.
FOR LABORATORY RESULTS PLEASE REFER TO THE ICE REPORTING SYSTEM OR YOUR GP LABORATORY RESULTS LINK.
Please do not contact the laboratory by phone for results before looking on these systems.
Laboratory supplies FAX your order form to 01254 736080
Blood Sciences 01254 734144
Blood Transfusion x84529
Microbiology 01254 734160
Cellular Pathology 01254 732621
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