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Laboratory Medicine

General Information / Opening hours and out of hours service provision

Routine Opening Hours

Access to the laboratories is restricted to authorised personnel only.  All visitors must report to the reception on arrival. 

 

Laboratory Site  Monday to Friday 
York Hospital Laboratory Medicine Ground Floor Reception 08.30 - 17.00
York Cytology

Last receipt of semen samples for Cytology 15:00

Scarborough Pathology Office

 8.35 - 17.05

 

Out of Hours Service Provision

Outside the routine laboratory hours Haematology (including Blood Transfusion) and Biochemistry operate a shift system where a minimum of one Biomedical Scientist is present in the hospital at all times. 

The BMS on duty are often extremely busy, please be patient and bleep them only when absolutely necessary. Please use the CPD Pathview or the ICE Anglia reporting system whenever possible.  The CPD and ICE Anglia reporting system is available on the hospital network and is updated with completed results every 15 minutes

Microbiology offer an extended working day where there is a member of staff present in the hospital.  There is a member of staff available on each site:

Monday - Friday:  17:00 until 20:00

Saturday: 8:30 until 17:00

Sunday: 8.30 until 16:00

A Microbiology on-call service is provided to cover URGENT SAMPLES ONLY at all other times.  The Microbiology Biomedical Scientist can be contacted via the hospital switchboard '0' for urgent work.

Protocol for Clinical Microbiological Advice Out of Hours: Click Here

York Site

 Department Bleep Number 
Clinical Biochemistry 934
Haematology 842
Microbiology Dial switchboard '0'
POCT  01904 725890 and leave a voicemail for action next day. POCT Coordinator - Anne Penrice

Scarborough Site

Department  Bleep
Clinical Biochemistry   Dial switchboard '0’ and ask for Operator

Haematology/Transfusion  Dial switchboard '0’ and ask for Operator

Microbiology  Dial switchboard '0’ and ask for Operator

 

For further information of tests available out of hours see department specific information below:

Biochemistry Out of Hours Test Repertoire: Click Here

Microbiology Out of Hours Test Repertoire: Click Here

Web page 8 last updated: 6th December 2018

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