Toxicology Laboratory

We offer a 24/7 service when required for analysis of ethylene and diethylene glycol in overdose. You do need to  contact the Consultant On-Call to arrange this, Tel: 0121 554 3801. We have a mailing label that ensures samples arrive at the  correct location at the City Hospital sites.  Download the label here…
Drugs of Abuse Service 	Urine and Oral Fluid samples are used to look for a panel of classic and  newer abused chemicals which now includes commonly misused prescription drugs. 	Problems of immunoassay  are overcome with LC-MS/MS. 	This is a clinical and not a legal service, though we also have a service with chain of custody and tamper proof sample containers.  	Definitive results first time with no expensive confirmations required. 	Turn round - 1 working day.
Unknown Drug Screen We look for over 1,300 drugs and metabolites on our LC-QTOF analyser. Includes over 300 legal highs with more added as we come across them in materials sent to us. As well as urine and oral fluid we can analyser tablets, powders and smoking products. This service offers qualitative and not quantitative results. Service includes detailed clinical interpretation. Turn round - 1 working day.
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Screening for 6 Synthetic Cannabinoids (NOIDS) in Blood
A new service aiming to help with the serious clinical issues associated with the key synthetic cannabinoids (NOIDS) with common clinical presentations including: Reduced consciousness with marked respiratory suppression Severe agitation and psychosis Recurrent seizures and cardiac arrhythmias Download our information leaflet here…
Urgent Out of Hours Ethylene Glycol

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Address for samples: Clinical Biochemistry Department SWBH NHS Trust City Hospital Birmingham B18 7QH
Toxicology Laboratory  Email:  swbh.toxicology@nhs.net Tel: 0121 507 4138 New Business Enquiries: Email: rajvindergarcha@nhs.net Raj Garcha Tel: 0121 507 5348
Page updated on: 03.03.2020         Page review date: 03.03.2021
                    Cannabinoid screen       Ethanol (urine / blood)    Ethylene/ Diethylene Glycol    Lamotrigine    LC-QTOF Screen (urine,    Levitracetam    Lithium    Methanol    Medico-legal kits & Screen   Paraquat & Diaquat    Clozapine & Norclozapine Quetiapine Rohypnol (Flunitrazepam) Sulphonyl urea, Unknown drug screen Drugs of abuse screen (oral fluid/ urinurine) Urine diuretic screen Urine laxative screen fluid/ urine)
stubs, powders, pills, tobacco & paper
y-Hydroxy-Butyrate (GHB) Antidiabetic drug screen blood,