The Chemical Pathology Laboratory provides an extensive range of
services covering both routine biochemistry and highly specialised
analysis and interpretation. The laboratory is led and supported by
experts in their discipline and is highly regarded for the clinical
opinion which supports interpretation and diagnosis.
The service comprises four main laboratories:
• Routine biochemistry
• Metabolic biochemistry
• Special enzymes laboratory
• Newborn screening
The Chemical Pathology Laboratory hosts and supports several
National Specialist Commissioning Group (NSCG) Services including
lysosomal storage disorders and muscles glycogen metabolism. We
also have strong collaborative links with other highly specialised
diagnostics laboratories, such as the Neurometabolic Unit at the
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.
To develop services of the future our unit is highly
research active with strong links to the Institute of
Child Health. For more information on our research activity
please see our main research section.
Please download a copy of our external
The department offers a 24-hour service for routine Chemistry
with the core hours of:
8am-8pm Monday to Friday
8.30am-12pm Saturday and Sunday
Laboratory staff outside of these hours can be contacted via
the hospital bleep system (please see the contact list).
Specialist investigations are available 9am-5.30pm Monday
to Friday with some particularly complex investigations requiring
notice to the laboratory.
Enquiries line 020 7405 9200 ext 5076