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)
Page last updated: 29 Jun 2018
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