Pathology

Pathology Services are provided under the division of Diagnostics and Cancer Services. The labs provide services to Primary and Secondary Care throughout the West of Northern Ireland.  The labs thrive on technology advancements and educating/teaching young students/professionals either entering or furthering a career within Pathology.  Laboratory staff continuously works alongside Universities in providing the highest level of education and guidance.

Currently there are two Acute Hospital sites
• South West Acute Hospital in Enniskillen,
• Altnagelvin Area Hospital in Londonderry.

The Pathology Department encompasses disciplines such as: Clinical Chemistry, Point of Care, Haematology/Blood Transfusion, Microbiology, Histopathology and Cytopathology and their main services are described below.

Clinical Chemistry (All Acute Hospital Sites)

The Clinical Chemistry departments are based at South West Acute Hospital, Enniskillen and Altnagelvin Hospital. The department offers a full diagnostic service to users in hospital and primary care. Specialist tests are referred to regional and supra-regional laboratories

Point of Care Testing (All Acute Hospital Sites)

Point of Care Testing (POCT) is defined by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) as “any analytical test performed for a patient by a healthcare professional outside the conventional laboratory”.

Our laboratory healthcare professionals perform a number of such tests such as Glucose and ketone level determination, Blood Gas analysis, urine dipstick, glycated haemoglobin, Cardiac Troponin T and urine pregnancy testing.

POCT is quality managed by the Laboratory based POCT Team.

Haematology and Blood Transfusion (All Acute Hospital Sites)
The Haematology and Blood Transfusion departments are based at South West Acute Hospital, Enniskillen, and Altnagelvin Hospital. The department offers a full diagnostic service to users in hospital and primary care. Specialist tests are referred to regional and supra-regional laboratories.

Microbiology (Altnagelvin Site)

The Microbiology department is based at Altnagelvin Hospital. The department offers a full diagnostic service to users in hospital and primary care. Specialist tests are referred to regional and supra-regional laboratories.

Cellular Pathology (Altnagelvin Site)

The Cellular Pathology department is based at Altnagelvin Hospital and consists of Cytopathology, Histopathology, and Andrology laboratories.   A Mortuary (body store) is located in Altnagelvin and South West Acute Hospital Enniskillen.

Laboratory User Manuals

Clinical Chemistry Laboratory User Manual

Cytopathology Laboratory User Manual

Haematology – Blood Transfusion Laboratory User Manual

Histopathology Laboratory User Manual

Microbiology Laboratory User Manual

Specimen Reception Laboratory Manual

 


Locations where this service is delivered


Contacts

Pathology Service

Altnagelvin Hospital

Call us02871345171

Pathology Sevice

South West Acute Hospital

Call us028 6638 2000