Laboratory Medicine is the collective name for a group of Pathology Disciplines including Clinical Biochemistry, Haematology and Transfusion, Immunology and Microbiology (Bacteriology and Virology).
Laboratory Medicine is managed via a network by the Eastern Pathology Alliance. This is a joint venture between the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, the James Paget University Hospital and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn.
There are laboratories covering Clinical Biochemistry, Haematology and Transfusion on all three Trust sites. All laboratories have a high degree of automation and offer a 24 hour, 7 days a week service to support each Trust’s acute and in-patient activity. The Norfolk and Norwich Laboratory also processes all requests from GPs in Norfolk, Waveney and parts of Suffolk – just over one million patients.
Microbiology is based in the Norwich Research Park Innovation Centre. We have a purpose-designed laboratory offering a wide range of Bacteriology and Virology testing for all three Trusts and all GPs.
Immunology is based at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital.
The lab information systems are interfaced to most analysers and linked through the hospital network to wards, departments, other hospitals in the region and all GP surgeries. It is possible for medical practitioners to view patients’ test results from any approved location in the region.
During core hours, staff can respond to most requests
BS EN ISO15189:2012:
- Clinical Biochemistry at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital a UKAS accredited medical laboratory No. 10294
- Haematology at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital a UKAS accredited medical laboratory No. 10295
- Microbiology a UKAS accredited medical laboratory No. 10296
The full scope of tests which are accredited:
Out of hours
Outside core hours, Biomedical Scientists are always available to perform urgent and a range of routine tests. A Duty Consultant for each speciality is on call to answer any clinical queries.
How to find us
The Clinical Biochemistry, Haematology and Transfusion and Immunology departments are located on Level 1 in the East Block .
Please use the In-patients East and Centre Entrances and follow the signs to Pathology.
If you’re coming by car and need to park, the closest carparks are K, L, M.
Microbiology is in the NRPIC building, just off Colney Lane, there is limited visitor parking.
There are combined Blood Sciences Laboratories at the James Paget University Hospital and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn.
|Monday||9am – 5.30pm|
|Tuesday||9am – 5.30pm|
|Wednesday||9am – 5.30pm|
|Thursday||9am – 5.30pm|
|Friday||9am – 5.30pm|
|Saturday||9.30am – 12.30pm|
|Sunday||9.30am – 12.30pm|
Main telephone number: 01603 286929