SERVICES AT HSL

Health Services Laboratories (HSL) provides an unparalleled repertoire of diagnostic tests to support clinicians in the delivery of high quality patient care

SERVICES & DIVISIONS AT HSL

HSL provides an unparalleled repertoire of diagnostic tests to support clinicians in the delivery of high quality patient care.

All services are CPA/UKAS accredited and compliant with HTA and MHRA regulatory authorities, where appropriate.

HAEMATOLOGY

A core disciplines of blood science laboratories.

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HAEMATOLOGY

One of the disciplines that forms part of the blood science laboratories. All services are fully automated providing routine and also specialist Haematological parameters, with automated blood film analysis available at certain sites.

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HAEMATOLOGY

One of the disciplines that forms part of the blood science laboratories. All services are fully automated providing routine and also specialist Haematological parameters, with automated blood film analysis available at certain sites.

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GENETICS

Study of genes, genetic variation, and heredity in living organisms.

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GENETICS

Our Genetics Division has extensive expertise in the testing, diagnosis and counselling of inherited disorders and of genetic variation that can influence susceptibility to disease or therapeutic response to drugs.

We test DNA for mutation analysis, and study whole chromosomes for inherited disorders and acquired chromosome rearrangements in cancer using cytogenetic analysis.

Our pharmacogenetics tests can provide vital data when selecting volunteers for trials. They identify variations in genes involved in drug metabolism, and can help improve drug safety and efficacy.

GENETICS

Our Genetics Division has extensive expertise in the testing, diagnosis and counselling of inherited disorders and of genetic variation that can influence susceptibility to disease or therapeutic response to drugs.

We test DNA for mutation analysis, and study whole chromosomes for inherited disorders and acquired chromosome rearrangements in cancer using cytogenetic analysis.

Our pharmacogenetics tests can provide vital data when selecting volunteers for trials. They identify variations in genes involved in drug metabolism, and can help improve drug safety and efficacy.

FLOW CYTOMETRY

Providing flow cytometric analysis for the diagnosis and for Haematological malignancies.

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FLOW CYTOMETRY

Providing flow cytometric analysis supporting the diagnosis and prognostic indicators for Haematological malignancies. This service also supports large clinics of immunocompromised patients providing a rapid turnaround of Immunological markers. This service supports the Specialist Integrated Haematological Malignancy Diagnostic Service (SIHMDS).

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FLOW CYTOMETRY

Providing flow cytometric analysis supporting the diagnosis and prognostic indicators for Haematological malignancies. This service also supports large clinics of immunocompromised patients providing a rapid turnaround of Immunological markers. This service supports the Specialist Integrated Haematological Malignancy Diagnostic Service (SIHMDS).

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HAEMOSTASIS

A specialist service providing monitoring patients with bleeding and clotting disorders.

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HAEMOSTASIS

A specialist service that provides an extensive range of phenotypic coagulation assays including platelet aggregometry and nucleotide measurement for the definitive diagnosis and laboratory management of patients with suspected and confirmed inherited or acquired bleeding disorders.

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HAEMOSTASIS

A specialist service that provides an extensive range of phenotypic coagulation assays including platelet aggregometry and nucleotide measurement for the definitive diagnosis and laboratory management of patients with suspected and confirmed inherited or acquired bleeding disorders.

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IMMUNOLOGY

Provides a full repertoire of allergy testing.

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IMMUNOLOGY

A full repertoire of allergy testing is available within this discipline. Allergy panel and advice are available on request to ensure a tailored service. The department also offers an extensive repertoire of autoimmunity screening and Immunoflurescence techniques to investigate any Immunological condition.

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IMMUNOLOGY

A full repertoire of allergy testing is available within this discipline. Allergy panel and advice are available on request to ensure a tailored service. The department also offers an extensive repertoire of autoimmunity screening and Immunoflurescence techniques to investigate any Immunological condition.

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BIOCHEMISTRY

A fully tracked and automated Blood Science discipline.

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BIOCHEMISTRY

A fully tracked and automated Blood Science discipline, providing chemistry and immune-assays provided on multiple linked analytical platforms to ensure we have the most extensive range of assays available. We offer a specialist analysis to many IVF clinics with quick results to support the services.

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BIOCHEMISTRY

A fully tracked and automated Blood Science discipline, providing chemistry and immune-assays provided on multiple linked analytical platforms to ensure we have the most extensive range of assays available. We offer a specialist analysis to many IVF clinics with quick results to support the services.

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SPECIALIST BIOCHEMISTRY

Analysis of renal stones, proteins, lipids and vitamins.

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SPECIALIST BIOCHEMISTRY

A specialist service which receives international referral work in addition to supporting all local services. This discipline utilises a variety of specialist techniques to analyse renal stones and perform protein, lipid and vitamin analysis.

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SPECIALIST BIOCHEMISTRY

A specialist service which receives international referral work in addition to supporting all local services. This discipline utilises a variety of specialist techniques to analyse renal stones and perform protein, lipid and vitamin analysis.

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Molecular Pathology

A collaborative departmentfor molecular screening.

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Molecular Pathology

A collaborative department where techniques that utilise similar molecular technologies are based. This department is designed to bring translational research into the diagnostic utility and automate this where possible. Molecular screening for Chlamydia/Gonorrhoea, Haematolological malignancies, viruses, Genetic screening and microbiological pathogens occur on these platforms combining several ‘traditional’ disciplines in one suite.

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Molecular Pathology

A collaborative department where techniques that utilise similar molecular technologies are based. This department is designed to bring translational research into the diagnostic utility and automate this where possible. Molecular screening for Chlamydia/Gonorrhoea, Haematolological malignancies, viruses, Genetic screening and microbiological pathogens occur on these platforms combining several ‘traditional’ disciplines in one suite.

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Virology

Identification of a wide range of viruses and the level within the body.

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Virology

Utilising a variety of serological and molecular techniques, this department is able to identify a wide range of viruses and also the level/load within the body.

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Virology

Utilising a variety of serological and molecular techniques, this department is able to identify a wide range of viruses and also the level/load within the body.

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Parasitology

A National Reference centre which has close allegiance with the World Health Organisation.

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Parasitology

A National Reference centre which has close allegiance with the World Health Organisation and Public Health England. The department is one of two specialist referral centres within the UK. The UKNEQAS scheme is also performed from within this department.

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Parasitology

A National Reference centre which has close allegiance with the World Health Organisation and Public Health England. The department is one of two specialist referral centres within the UK. The UKNEQAS scheme is also performed from within this department.

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MICROBIOLOGY

A full 24/7 automated department providing microbial identification.

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MICROBIOLOGY

A full 24/7 automated department that provides microbial identification using traditional media, ELISA and HPLC techniques. Organisms are identified using the latest Maldi-Tof and molecular techniques which significantly improves results’ availability. This department supports a series of large containment suites to analyse specific high-risk organisms.

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MICROBIOLOGY

A full 24/7 automated department that provides microbial identification using traditional media, ELISA and HPLC techniques. Organisms are identified using the latest Maldi-Tof and molecular techniques which significantly improves results’ availability. This department supports a series of large containment suites to analyse specific high-risk organisms.

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Cytology

Rapid service for liquid based gynaecological samples.

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Cytology

The cytology laboratory provides a rapid service for liquid based gynaecological samples.

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Cytology

The cytology laboratory provides a rapid service for liquid based gynaecological samples.

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HAEMOGLOBINOPATHIES

A specialist Haematological service.

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HAEMOGLOBINOPATHIES

A specialist Haematological service that screens the haemoglobin chains using high performance liquid chromatography. All specialist haemoglobin abnormalities are referred and investigated with further electrophoresis, and where required molecular techniques for confirmatory diagnosis. Globin chain analysis and synthesis alongside Haematinic investigations are also performed within this discipline.

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HAEMOGLOBINOPATHIES

A specialist Haematological service that screens the haemoglobin chains using high performance liquid chromatography. All specialist haemoglobin abnormalities are referred and investigated with further electrophoresis, and where required molecular techniques for confirmatory diagnosis. Globin chain analysis and synthesis alongside Haematinic investigations are also performed within this discipline.

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Blood Transfusion

A comprehensive blood transfusion service.

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Blood Transfusion

A comprehensive blood transfusion service is provided, with services ranging from basic blood grouping, antibody screening and enhanced antibody identification through to blood, blood product and therapeutic product provision to many specialist services through the hospitals. One of the laboratories carries the Blood Establishment status providing services to the Macmillan Cancer Centre in Central London. Services are provided using a combination of remote release from automated blood fridges disseminated in key clinical areas through to full crossmatching due to specialist requirements.

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Blood Transfusion

A comprehensive blood transfusion service is provided, with services ranging from basic blood grouping, antibody screening and enhanced antibody identification through to blood, blood product and therapeutic product provision to many specialist services through the hospitals. One of the laboratories carries the Blood Establishment status providing services to the Macmillan Cancer Centre in Central London. Services are provided using a combination of remote release from automated blood fridges disseminated in key clinical areas through to full crossmatching due to specialist requirements.

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QUALITY MANAGEMENT

A dedicated team of quality professionals who assist the laboratories.

 

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QUALITY MANAGEMENT

A dedicated team of quality professionals who assist the laboratories and drive the quality management system to meet, as a minimum, the requirements of all relevant regulatory and accreditation standards and expectations across the group. This includes, but is not limited to ISO 15189, MHRA Blood Directives, CQC and Monitor.  

 

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QUALITY MANAGEMENT

A dedicated team of quality professionals who assist the laboratories and drive the quality management system to meet, as a minimum, the requirements of all relevant regulatory and accreditation standards and expectations across the group. This includes, but is not limited to ISO 15189, MHRA Blood Directives, CQC and Monitor.  

 

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Histopathology

Processing biopsy and surgical tissue for the diagnosis of cancer, infection and disease.

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Histopathology

Providing an extensive range of support to the Histopathology Consultants which specialise in all types of tissue analysis. Supplementary Immunohistochemical staining and molecular markers are also available to assist in the diagnosis of conditions. This service also supports the SIHMDS. Non-Gynae Cytology is performed within this discipline and Biomedical Scientist cut up is supported and an active training programme ensures that we are able to ensure development.

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Histopathology

Providing an extensive range of support to the Histopathology Consultants which specialise in all types of tissue analysis. Supplementary Immunohistochemical staining and molecular markers are also available to assist in the diagnosis of conditions. This service also supports the SIHMDS. Non-Gynae Cytology is performed within this discipline and Biomedical Scientist cut up is supported and an active training programme ensures that we are able to ensure development.

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HSL is a progressive partnership between The Doctors Laboratory, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (the Royal Free London) and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH)

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