Main Address

  • Blood Sciences
    The Whittington Hospital
    5th Floor - Diagnostic Block
    Magdala Avenue
  • N19 5NF
  • 020 7288 5775 / 5776
The Biochemistry Department offers general chemistry and hormone testing for the diagnosis and monitoring of disease. The laboratory offers a 24 hour 7 day service to the hospital and a routine service to local GPs. The service includes analysis and advice on interpretation and further investigation.

The laboratory reports almost 2 million tests a year most of which are carried out on highly automated equipment at the Whittington. More specialised investigations may be sent to reference laboratories – mostly in London though some samples are sent as far as Liverpool and Newcastle.

The department is UKAS accredited to ISO15189:2012 with an expiry date of 31/08/2022.

For information about tests that are covered in this scope please refer to Whittington Health Schedule of Accreditation.

Further information on laboratory testing is available at http://www.labtestsonline.org.uk

The Haematology department offers a wide range of investigations including cellular haematology, coagulation, blood transfusion and haemoglobinopathy studies. More specialised investigations such as cell-markers and thrombophilia screens are sent to appropriate specialist laboratories.

Range of services

Investigation into areas such as:
  • Renal (kidney) and liver function tests
  • Cholesterol and other lipids
  • Diabetes diagnosis and monitoring
  • Bone minerals and hormones
  • Thyroid function testing
  • Reproductive hormones
  • Cardiac markers (used in the diagnosis of heart disease)
  • Tumour markers (used in monitoring some cancers)
  • Drugs

Useful resources

Monday to Friday
9am to 4:30
(mornings tend to be busier than afternoons)
Last updated01 Jul 2020
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