Over the last six months, SWLP has introduced two new fine needle aspiration (FNA) services at Croydon Hospital. Fine needle aspiration is a non-invasive technique where a thin needle is inserted into a mass to collect a sample.
This edition includes articles on mass spectrometry, malaria samples, payment for private tests and vitamin D guidelines.
This edition includes articles on grossly abnormal results, guidance on labelling and requests and samples, completing downtime forms and numbers to call for results and advice.
This edition includes articles on new review of biochemistry critical results telephone limits, blood tests on returning travellers, hyperkalaemia.
This edition includes articles on ordering pathology consumables, urine microscopy – changes to reporting and sensitivity testing for campylobacter.
This edition includes articles on urine collection for Chlamydia and gonorrhoea tests, requesting blood science and immunology tests and providing results directly to patients.
This edition includes articles on a new test database, pathology requests, sample labelling and sample rejection and key performance indicators.
This edition includes articles on a new online ordering system for pathology consumables, zinc measurement and hair loss, and latent tuberculosis infection testing.