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.
Our aim is to provide a comprehensive range of high quality,
cost-effective, innovative laboratory tests which eable our service
users to improve the lives of their patients.
The service comprises four main laboratories:
• Routine biochemistry
• Metabolic biochemistry
• Enzyme Laboratory
Thames Regional Newborn Screening
The Chemical Pathology Laboratory hosts and supports several
National Commissioning Group (NCG) 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
To develop services of the future our unit is highly
research active with strong links to the Institute of
Please download a copy of our
external user guide.
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.
Weekdays (Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm)
Main hospital number: 0207 405 9200
(please dial the appropriate extension below)
Routine Laboratory: 5009
Metabolic Laboratory: 5225
Enzyme Laboratory: 6751
Out of hours
Contact Switchboard on 0207 405 9200 and contact bleep 0589