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HbA1c Units

The dual reporting of HbA1c in both %(DCCT) and mmol/mol (IFCC traceable) units will cease from 10th July 2017 in line with national guidance. From this date HbA1c results will be reported in mmol/mol only.  A conversion table is available below.

HbA1c Result Conversion Table

New Folate Ranges

Our Chemistry department has recently received a newly formulated folate assay. The new assay is measurable to a national traceable standard to allow more accurate comparison to other manufacturers. Results that are below 15ng/L may be up to 20% lower than previously reported. For more information, click here.

Pathology News

We've designed a newsletter to keep all of our service users up to date with news from Pathology. To access the latest edition click here.

Fertility

Some aspects of our fertility testing are changing, for more information, click here.

New Haematology Ranges

Our Haematology department has recently updated their automated analytical platforms.

Information about our new ESR methodology along with age/sex specific result ranges can be found here.

Information on our updated age/sex specific FBC ranges can be found here.

Pathology News

We've designed a newsletter to keep all of our service users up to date with news from Pathology. To access the first edition click here.

WHAT'S NEW!!! - Click here to view our What's New page.

New Coagulation Reference Ranges

Recent updates in our coagulation methodology will mean as of 30/09/15, there will be small changes to some specialist coagulation test result reference ranges. All updates will be reflected in your result reporting systems.

For more information click here.

Zero Tolerance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From 3rd March 2014, Pathology will be enforcing a zero tolerance policy on sample labelling to minimize risk and improve patient safety.

Each department within Pathology has specific requirements to ensure positive identificationof patients. These requirements are listed via the links below.