General Information / Advice for requesters - Clinical Biochemistry
ALLERGY TESTING - Test repertoire and interpretation of results
B12 - see HAEMATINICS
CORTISOL - Diagnosis of Cushings Syndrome
CREATINE KINASE - Causes of Elevated CK
CRP - See INFLAMMATORY MARKERS
CUSHINGS SYNDROME - See CORTISOL
ESR - See INFLAMMATORY MARKERS
FAECAL CALPROTECTIN - See CALPROTECTIN
FERRITIN (high) - Investigation of elevated ferritin
FERRITIN (low) See HAEMATINICS
FOLATE - See HAEMATINCS
HEART FAILURE - See BNP
HYPERKALAEMIA - See POTASSIUM
HYPONATRAEMIA - See SODIUM
HYPOMAGNESAEMIA - See MAGNESIUM
INFLAMMATORY MARKERS – Guidance for which test to use and when
LIVER BLOOD TESTS / LIVER DISEASE - Guidance for primary care on liver disease and liver blood tests
MENOPAUSE - See FSH
MYELOMA/MGUS - See PARAPROTEINS
OSMOLALITY (Urine) - Guidance for investigation of polyuria / polydipsia
PHOSPHATE - Renal Tubular Reabsorption of Phosphate
- To enquire about obtaining a centrifuge for your surgery, please contact Carl Burkinshaw, Biochemistry Operational Manager (York and Scarborough): 01723 342028, firstname.lastname@example.org
POLYURIA- see OSMOLALITY (Urine)
PROLACTIN - Investigation of hyperprolactinaemia
PV - See INFLAMMATORY MARKERS
Renal Tubular Reabsorption of Phosphate - See PHOSPHATE
THERAPEUTIC DRUGS - Sampling requirements for commonly requested therapeutic drugs
THYROID FUNCTION TESTS - Guidance for requesting and interpreting thyroid function tests (TFTs)
TROPONIN - Troponin testing in primary care
2018 01: REPORTING PROBLEMS
2019 02: TEST INTERFERENCE
2019 03: INSULIN LIKE GROWTH FACTOR (IGF-1)
2019 04: CKD-EPI
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Due to COVID-19, from Monday 6 April the Phlebotomy service at York Hospital outpatient department will be closed until further notice.
We will continue to offer a blood taking services for patients who have urgent bloods requests only, at the nearby Nuffield Hospital. The urgency will have been identified during your medical appointment. Please access the Nuffield Hospital via the main reception and from there you will be directed to Phlebotomy. Please take a seat and wait to be called.
Patients who have routine blood test for yearly check-ups should not attend. Instead, please contact your GP to request an appointment at the GP surgery for your bloods to be taken.
If you are due to have a baby, please visit our website for up to date information about maternity services at this time https://bit.ly/39ANleP
With effect from Monday 6 April there will be temporary changes to the Haematology and Oncology services at Scarborough and York Hospital. These decision have been made on the grounds of patient safety in the current coronavirus pandemic. Find out more here.
Due to the increasing number of cases of coronavirus across the UK, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has made the decision to cancel all visiting to all its hospital sites in order to ensure the safety of patients and staff.
There are three exemptions to the ruling which are for one parent of a sick child under 18, for the partner of a woman giving birth and end of life patients at the discretion of the ward sister.
We would ask people to respect this decision and to treat our staff, who will be enforcing the visiting restrictions, with courtesy and respect. For more information visit our website.
We know that NHS services will come under intense pressure as the coronavirus spreads, and as a Trust we need to redirect staff, free up staff for refresher training and carry out any works as necessary, so we are able to maximise capacity for patients for when the number of infections peak. We also need to reduce the number of people coming into our hospitals to protect our patients, as well as keeping our staff safe, well and able to come into work.
To do this, with effect from Tuesday 24 March 2020, along with other trusts in the Humber Coast and Vale partnerships, we have made the collective decision to suspend all non-urgent routine outpatient appointments for at least three months. Urgent and emergency cases and cancer appointments will be carrying on as normal.
These are unprecedented times and we thank you for your understanding. We know many people waiting for treatment will be disappointed or worried but please not contact the hospital as we will be contacting everyone directly affected in the coming days and weeks.
If you do not receive a letter or a phone call from the hospital, please turn up for your scheduled appointment as normal unless you have symptoms of coronavirus, a cold, flu or norovirus in which case you should contact us to cancel your appointment by clicking here.