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Services provided

The Blood Sciences department incorporates the Haematology, Immunology and Chemical Pathology laboratories. It provides a comprehensive routine and emergency out-of-hours diagnostic Blood Sciences service.

The Biochemistry department analyses blood and other body fluids to determine the homeostasis of the numerous metabolic processes of the body. Due to the large number of samples analysed daily, much of the analysis is automated enabling the small team of Biomedical Scientists to perform many thousands of tests per hour for patients from both within the hospital and from the local community.

Opening hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5.30pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm
All other times (including Bank Holidays): Out of hours service

The Biochemistry Biomedical Scientist on-call can be contacted via telephone number 01709 424241 or the hospital switchboard 01709 820000.

The Consultant Biochemists are available via the hospital switchboard 01709 820000 – ask for the Consultant Biochemist on-call. The Biochemists are available 24/7 to offer clinical advice and interpretation of results.

Contacts

Clinical staff

Consultant Chemical Pathologist, 01709 424412
Consultant Clinical Scientist, 01709 424103

Scientific and Technical staff

Integrated Blood Sciences Manager, 01709 427621
Lead BMS and Deputy Blood Sciences Manager Biochemistry, 01709 427714

Clerical staff

Biochemistry Secretary, 01709 424051

Patient collected samples

How to collect a Faeces sample
Your GP or another healthcare professional, such as a nurse, will have given you a plastic (specimen) container and should have explained how to collect the stool / faeces sample. For further information on how to collect this sample please refer to http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/how-should-i-collect-and-store-a-stool-faeces-sample.aspx 

24h urine / Overnight Urine
You have been provided with a patient information leaflet when you collected your specimen bottles. Please follow the instructions provided and use the contact details for the laboratory should you have any concerns.

User handbook

For Clinical Biochemistry documents please see the departmental Insite page. Please note this link will not work outside of the Hospital.

http://insite/DepartmentDocuments.aspx?id=682&catId=684

Information about all of our tests and services provided can be found in the departmental user handbook below.

Biochemistry handbook
Biochemistry Paediatric handbook 
Biochemistry test repertoire 

 

The content of this page was last updated: Friday 9 February 2018 by Daniel Firth.

Contact us

Biochemistry
Telephone: 01709 424241
 

Level A
Rotherham Hospital
Moorgate Road
Rotherham
S60 2UD