Laboratory Medicine

Welcome to the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

  • We provide a local, regional and national diagnostic service in all laboratory medicine disciplines.
  • Laboratory investigations are performed and the results of laboratory tests are made available to patients through their clinicians. 
  • Clinical advice is available on the ordering of examinations and on the interpretation of examination results.
  • We comply with the standards set by International standard ISO 15189, AML-BB, EU Directive 2002/98/EC, HIQA and INAB for the services and tests defined in the user manual and the quality manual
  • An emergency service is available outside of routine working hours for defined testing services

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday 08.00 - 18.00hrs
Saturday 09.30 - 13.00hrs

Laboratory Manager
Marie Culliton
Tel: (01) 6373100

For more information click on each section below.

 

User Manual, Quality Manual and Quality Policy

User Manual

Quality Manual

Quality Policy

Consultant Service

Consultant services are available for Anatomic Pathology, Biochemistry, Blood Transfusion, Haematology and Microbiology. These services are available as required 24/7 via telephone.

Anatomic Pathology
Dr Paul Downey, Director of Pathology and Consultant Pathologist
Tel: (01) 637 3100

Biochemistry
Orla Maguire, Consultant Clinical Chemist
Tel: (01) 637 3456 (NMH) or (01) 2214607 (SVUH)

Blood Transfusion, Haematology and Haemovigilance
Dr Joan Fitzgerald, Consultant Haematologist
Tel: (01) 637 3100 (NMH) or (01) 2213125 (SVUH)

Microbiology
Dr Susan Knowles, Consultant Microbiologist
Tel: (01) 637 3100

 

Anatomic Pathology

 

The anatomic pathology laboratory deals with the gross and microscopic analysis of human tissue.  Anatomic pathology utilizes various techniques to process tissue and demonstrate tissue components in normal and diseased states.

Pathology Administration
Tel: (01) 637 3531

 

Blood Transfusion

The hospital blood bank provides routine and emergency group and compatibility testing for obstetric, gynaecological and paediatric patients.  The blood bank laboratory provides a stock of manufactured blood products including solvent detergent plasma, albumin and anti D immunoglobulin.

Service is provided for intrauterine transfusion.

Cord bloods are assessed for Rh status and Anti D issued as appropriate.

Bernadette O'Donovan, Chief Medical Scientist
Tel: (01) 637 3547

 

Clinical Chemistry

The clinical biochemistry laboratory provides routine and emergency biochemistry testing for obstetric, gynaecological and paediatric patients. 

Catherine Doughty, Chief Medical Scientist
Tel: (01) 637 3547

Haematology

The haematology laboratory provides routine and emergency haematology testing for obstetric, gynaecological and paediatric patients.

Luke MacKeogh, Chief Medical Scientist
Tel: (01) 637 3548

Haemovigilance

All haemovigilance incidents are documented and reported to the National Haemovigilance office.  The blood bank is committed in conjunction with the haemovigilance officer to providing a reporting mechanism that assists the quality management review process.  The consultant haematologist is responsible for the haemovigilance/ traceability activity.

Bridget Carew, Haemovigilance Officer
Tel: (01) 637 3100

Microbiology

The microbiology laboratory provides routine and emergency microbial identification and susceptibility testing for obstetric, gynaecological and paediatric patients.  They also provide this service for the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital (RVEEH). The service for the surveillance of infectious diseases is supported.

Anya Curry, Chief Medical Scientist
Tel: (01) 637 3533

Specimen Reception Contact

Specimen Reception / Specimen Dispatch

Norbert Clarke
Tel: (01) 637 3178 / (01) 637 3545 / (01) 637 3410