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Test and Service Updates

Test and Service Updates

Our test repertoire is frequently updated with new tests. Please check this webpage regularly for information about our new tests.


Service Updates 2017


JANUARY 2017

CROYDON – Semen testing

A reminder about the process to follow for semen samples and a patient information leaflet.

Letter to GPs in Croydon – Semen Analysis Reminder – 16 Jan 2017

Semen Examination – Patient Leaflet – Jan 2017

Service Updates 2016


JUNE 2016

Sample labelling instructions
The aim of the sample labelling policy is to ensure that all those using our pathology services are aware of acceptance criteria for samples.
Pathology – requests and sample labelling policy – V 1 0

WANDSWORTH – New collection devices for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea tests – from Monday 13 June there will be new collection devices for GPs in Wandsworth.

  1. Urine and vaginal collection instruction leaflet – pdf
  2. Colour reference guide for cobas® PCR Media swab and urine samples contaminated by blood – PDF
  3. Collection devices – pictures of old and new devices

APRIL 2016

KINGSTON – New collection devices for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea tests – from Friday 29 April there will be new collection devices for GPs in Kingston.
New collection devices for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea tests – pdf
Urine and vaginal collection instruction leaflet – pdf

KINGSTON – Specimen containers for urine microbiology culture – from Friday 29 April, the specimen containers used for urine microbiology culture are changing for GPs in Kingston.
New red top Boric Acid container for urine microscopy culture – pdf
Urine collection instruction leaflet – pdf

KINGSTON – Changes to ordering Cytology supplies – from Friday 29 April, the process for requesting cytology supplies will change for GPs in Kingston. All stock requests for Cytology should be emailed to: stgh-tr.SWLsupplies@nhs.net

CROYDON – Urine pregnancy tests – from Tuesday 5 April, pregnancy tests will no longer be done on urine samples for GPs in Croydon. 
Urine pregnancy tests – pdf

MARCH 2016

CROYDON – Changes to ordering Cytology supplies – from Monday 21 March, the process for requesting cytology supplies will change for GPs in Croydon. All stock requests for Cytology should be emailed to: stgh-tr.SWLsupplies@nhs.net
Changes to ordering Cytology supplies – Croydon – pdf

 


Service Updates 2015


NOVEMBER 2015

On 23 November new analysers and new IT systems went live clinical biochemistry, haematology and immunology samples at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Changes for GPs:

      • GPs in Kingston – changes to clinical biochemistry, haematology and immunology lab services at Kingston (November 2015)

AUGUST 2015
On 25 August new analysers and new IT systems went live clinical biochemistry, haematology and immunology samples at Croydon Healthcare Services.

Changes for GPs:

      • GPs in Croydon – changes to clinical biochemistry, haematology and immunology lab services at Croydon (August 2015)
      • GPs in Wandsworth – changes to the clotting screen test profile and Full Blood Count reference range

JULY 2015
From 1st July 2015 our courier services provider changed to ERS Medical. Current collection times remain the same. If you have any queries or have an issue that you need resolved, please contact 020 8266 6510 (between hours of 8am – 8pm).

Changes for GPs:

      • GPs in Kingston – changes to blood collection tubes for HFE testing
      • GPs in Wandsworth – changes to clinical blood sciences laboratory at St George’s Hospital

JUNE 2015
Laboratory processing for blood culture samples at Croydon University Hospital transferred to the hub laboratory based at St George’s Hospital. Amended contact details are available on the ‘Contact Us‘ page.

MAY 2015
Laboratory processing for respiratory samples at Croydon University Hospital transferred to the SWLP hub laboratory based at St George’s. Amended contact details are available on the ‘Contact Us‘ page.

MARCH 2015
Croydon University Hospital’s TB and Mycology services transferred to the South West London Pathology hub laboratory.  Amended contact details are available on the ‘Contact Us‘ page


 

Service Updates 2014


DECEMBER 2014

Microbiology laboratory services at Kingston were incorporated into the South West London Pathology hub laboratory (based at St George’s Hospital) as part of the transformation of services planned by South West London Pathology.

APRIL 2014
Immunology services at Croydon transferred to the hub laboratory based at St George’s Hospital.

APRIL 2014
Cellular Pathology services at Croydon transferred to the SWLP hub laboratory based at St George’s Hospital. Kingston’s Gynaecology Cytology also transferred.

Kingston’s Histopathology services and non-gynae diagnostic laboratory services are not transferring to SWLP and will remain at the Trust.

 
 

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