Laboratory information (Biochemistry/ Immunology)

Opening hours

Monday to Friday

0800 to 1900h (RSCH)

0800 to 1800h (PRH)

Hours vary between sites due to differing workloads.

Saturday, Sunday, Bank Holidays

0900 to 1300h

(Reception opening hours may vary)

On-call service is available at other times.

On-call service

The on-call repertoire includes most general automated biochemistry tests, blood and urine osmolality, CSF scanning, urine electrolytes, and blood ketones. Requests for more complex/unusual tests will be considered on their merits, but we regret that they cannot always be available.

Please be courteous - the on-call staff are probably as busy as you are.

The duty BMS can be contacted on bleep 8332 (RSCH) or 6102 (PRH).

1700 - 2400h

Send urgent samples with yellow forms. There is no need to bleep the BMS.

2400 - 0800h

All requests for immediate analysis require the on-call BMS to be bleeped. Please think twice whether your request is essential.

0800 - 0900h

Less urgent samples can be sent during the night and will be batched and analysed at 0800 in readiness for morning ward rounds. No need to bleep the BMS - put the time results are required and where the results are to be telephoned to (if necessary) on the form.

Contact numbers

Main switchboards: RSCH 01273 696955

PRH 01444 441881

General

Results (Monday to Friday, 0800-2000h)

ext. 4664

01273 664664 (direct line)

Chemistry secretary (RSCH)

ext. 4555

01273 664555 (direct line)

Clinical Scientists and Medical staff

Dr Monika Kohli

Consultant Chemical Pathologist

ext. 4146

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Amber Crampton, Clinical Scientist

Rob Moore, Clinical Scientist

Toxicology and General Chemistry

ext. 7015

ext. 63683

Gary Weaving, Clinical Scientist

Stephanie Bailey, Clinical Scientist

Tamsyn Cromwell, Clinical Scientist

Special and General Chemistry

ext. 64156

ext. 64234

ext. 64416

Section managers

Nik Hawes

Special Chemistry Section Manager

ext. 4149

James Aynsley

Chemistry Automation Section Manager

ext. 4782

Immunology

Dr. Michael Tarzi

Consultant Immunologist

ext. 4593 or mobile via switchboard

Keith Martin

Immunology Section Manager

ext. 4593