Blood Sciences

Welcome to the Blood Sciences home page, the department is made up of the following pathology disciplines and operates 24/7 at PGH and DDH:

  • Clinical Biochemistry

       The Clinical Biochemistry department measures a wide range of        analytes including renal/liver/cardiac/tumour and bone function          tests.  These measurements help in detecting and diagnosing            disease and in monitoring treatment.

       Haematology encompasses clinical management of blood                  disorders, laboratory measurement of cellular components of              blood, provision and proper use of transfusion products, and              laboratory identification and clinical management of                            disturbances in haemostasis.

The departments are staffed by a combination of highly trained biomedical scientists/associate practitioners and medical laboratory assistants that offer a comprehensive acute and non-acute service, many of which are carried out on state-of-the-art automated analysers. 

 

Extensive computer facilities ensure efficient, error-free processing of results.

Further Information can be found by clicking on relevant link on the right hand side.

Locations and Opening Times

The Blood Sciences department is open 24/7 365 days a year.  The department operates two laboratories:

  • Pinderfields Hospital

    • This is the main pathology laboratory containing state of the art automation, carrying our full repertoire of automation tests to provide a service to our CCGs.

    • The department is based inside the Pathology building opposite A/E and has restricted access.  It can be accessed by the call point at the front of the building.  Reception operate between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays.

  • Dewsbury District Hospital

    • This is our Acute Hospital Laboratory, that supports the local acute services and also carries a range of specialist testing.

    • The department can be accessed via the 1st floor of the Staincliffe Wing and has restricted access which can be accessed by the phone at the entrance, please dial the relevant department.

 

Welcome to the Blood Sciences home page, the department is made up of the following pathology disciplines and operates 24/7 at PGH and DDH:

       The Clinical Biochemistry department measures a wide range of        analytes including renal/liver/cardiac/tumour and bone function          tests.  These measurements help in detecting and diagnosing            disease and in monitoring treatment.

       Haematology encompasses clinical management of blood                  disorders, laboratory measurement of cellular components of              blood, provision and proper use of transfusion products, and              laboratory identification and clinical management of                            disturbances in haemostasis.

The departments are staffed by a combination of highly trained biomedical scientists/associate practitioners and medical laboratory assistants that offer a comprehensive acute and non-acute service, many of which are carried out on state-of-the-art automated analysers. 

 

Extensive computer facilities ensure efficient, error-free processing of results.

Further Information can be found by clicking on relevant link on the right hand side.

Locations and Opening Times

The Blood Sciences department is open 24/7 365 days a year.  The department operates two laboratories:

  • Pinderfields Hospital

    • This is the main pathology laboratory containing state of the art automation, carrying our full repertoire of automation tests to provide a service to primary care.

    • The department is based inside the Pathology building opposite A/E and has restricted access.  It can be accessed by the call point at the front of the building.  Reception operate between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays.

  • Dewsbury District Hospital

    • This is our Acute Hospital Laboratory, that supports the local acute services and also carries a range of specialist testing.

    • The department can be accessed via the 1st floor of the Staincliffe Wing and has restricted access which can be accessed by the phone at the entrance, please dial the relevant department.​​

Results and Enquires

Blood Sciences results and enquiries phone line is open 9am-5pm Monday-Friday excluding bank holidays.  Outside of these hours please contact the relevant department and the out of hours staff may be able to assist.

Contact number for normal working hours: Extension 57000.

Contact number for outside of working hours at Pinderfields:

  • Clinical Biochemistry: 57093

  • Haematology: 57110

Turn Around Times (TATs)

The Blood Sciences Department provides a comprehensive service to all users​, our TATs are grouped into 3 categories where results will be ready for the clinician to view from receipt of the specimen within the laboratory for automated tests.

  • A/E / Urgent Requests - 1hour

  • Inpatient Requests - 2hours

  • Outpatient Areas / GP - 24hours

Individual TATs can be found in the test manual.  Note that some tests performed within the laboratory are batched and have a longer TAT than those listed above.

TAT is a Key Performance Indicator and is quality controlled via the Blood Sciences Speciality Meeting and reported back to the Trust via the Divisional Management Team Meetings.

Tests that are referred have individual TATs that are set by the referral laboratory.  This a measured in the same way as tests that are performed in house.

Confidentiality and Consent

The Department takes patient confidentiality with the utmost important and complies with the latest GDPR guidelines.  See documents below for further information.

Confidentiality Policy and Guidance

Policy on Patient Confidentiality

Confidentiality and Consent

Useful Documents

 

Page Last Updated 26/02/20