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Clinical Biochemistry - Division of Blood Sciences

The Clinical Biochemistry Department is a joint academic and service unit serving the local community in east London and patients from further afield. It also provides specialist services to laboratories across the UK.

Clinical biochemistry offers a 24-hour service. It receives in excess of 500,000 requests each year offering a full advisory and analytical service.

Services available (Clinical Biochemistry)

A full diagnostic service is provided, including:

  • General biochemistry
  • Endocrinology
  • Therapeutic drug monitoring
  • Metabolic disorders.
  • Toxicology
The service aims to be
  • Patient Focussed;
  • Clinically relevant;
  • Provided at a time and speed to assist effective clinical services;
  • Of the highest quality;
  • Provide added value in terms of information, advice and evidence-driven;
  • Cost effective;
  • Delivered in accordance with legislation and guidelines set out by appropriate professional governing bodies and associations;
  • Able to support clinical and applied research projects;

The department seeks to make its provision in a safe, supportive environment for its entire staff and users and is committed to ensuring that all staff have the opportunity and resources for education and professional development.

The service work, which underpins the research and development, is nationally and internationally recognised, particularly for its work in the fields of endocrinology. As such it provides a wide range of analytical processes and a specialist service to the local population and patients from further afield. The department is committed to continuing research and development in both service and research areas