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April 2014 Pathology News to Referral Labs

We are pleased to present our annual Pathology News aimed at laboratories that use our services. This has a lot of useful information, audit data and special features including

  • Our new toxicology services
  • Audit of the TPMT service
  • Immunology services provided to other laboratories
  • Our updated turn round times and pricing for the coming year

Printed copies should come to all laboratories or you can download here.....

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Urine Drugs of Abuse Service

Toxicology SWBH Drugs of Abuse Service

Rachel Jones and Andy Whiles are part of the team delivering our new urine Drugs of Abuse Service


From Monday 13 January 2014 we are moving to our new drugs of abuse testing service. All samples received from that date will be analysed using our new LC-MS/MS methods as our primary testing regime. Please note:

        The new standardised prices for the range of tests offered is 20. This gives a significant saving to those who send us samples for confirmation.

        Cannabis: If required this needs to be separately requested as it is not part of our new urine drugs of abuse service

        User information leaflet - download here...

Further details of the alternative oral fluid test are also available - download here....


Ethylene Glycol and Diethylene Glycol

Our Toxicology Laboratory offers a service for plasma ethylene glycol and diethylene glycol. During working hours turn round is 2 hours. Out of normal working hours and at weekends we try and provide a service but this depends on staff availability, you can discuss these requirements with the Consultant Biochemist On-Call through the SWBH Switchboard (Tel: 0121 554 3801).  Further details including downloadable address label...


Trace Elements Laboratory

Dr Nicola Barlow has now taken over as our lead for the Trace Elements service. You can contact Nicola at Email: Tel: 0121 507 3737


Infliximab Service Available to Everyone...

We are pleased to announce that our new Infiliximab therapeutic drug monitoring service is now available for hospitals around the country to refer their samples. This service comprises:

Infliximab serum levels and anti-infliximab antibodies testing

  • Serum Infliximab
  • Anti-Infliximab antibodies

Please see our Infliximab page on this service where you can also download our user information leaflet. Go to Infliximab page...

Oral Fluid Drug Testing Services

enhanced oral fluid srugs of abuse service


We are pleased to announce our enhanced oral fluid drugs of abuse screen and confirmation service. This includes:

  • LC-MS/MS screen and confirmation all in one
  • Low limits of detection for this clinical service
  • Detection of newer street 'drugs' including 4-MEC (NRG-2), meow meow (mephedrone), bath salts (MDVP)m Khat (cathinone) and more.

For further information please see our oral fluid drugs of abuse test page where you can also download our user information leaflet click here....


Vitamin D Dried Blood Spot Public Service

Our direct to the public service for serum 25-hydroxy Vitamin D based on dried blood spots has been running since July 2011. This service is available to UK and overseas members of the public click here....


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If you would like to undertake the test please click here......





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