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Laboratory Medicine Out of Hours 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. 

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.

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.

York Site


 Department Bleep Number 
Clinical Biochemistry934
Haematology842
MicrobiologyDial 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 last updated: 1st February 2017

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