The end of March marked the retirement of St George’s Hospital Virologist Dr David Carrington.
News and events
On Friday 26 March, the South West London Pathology (SWLP) laboratories at Croydon University Hospital were delighted to welcome Trust Chief Executive Matthew Kershaw to open the newly refurbished laboratories.
Blood Transfusion at SWLP sites is now live with a new Laboratory Information Management System.
South West London Pathology (SWLP) is replacing its Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). The new LIMS system is Winpath Enterprise from industry-leader Clinisys.
This week, SWLP Point of Care Manager Haval Ozgun spoke at a virtual international point of care (POCT) conference, which was live-streamed to 35 European countries and then shared globally.
A study carried out by Microbiologists at St George’s Hospital, using test data from South West London Pathology (SWLP) laboratories, shows that patients with laboratory evidence of Covid-19 in the first wave of the pandemic were 94% protected against reinfection in the second wave.
The new website offers a clear and simple navigation, a detailed test database with an easy-to-use search function and a consumables section which is linked to the test database, making it easy for users to find the type of container (test tubes, urine pots etc) that they need for specific tests.
Due to staffing pressures at the Immunology laboratory at St George’s Hospital, it is anticipated that allergy blood tests will be processed with an extended turnaround time of up to three weeks. This is expected to last through November and December.
At the beginning of 2021, South West London Pathology (SWLP) will be introducing the Enhanced Liver Fibrosis (ELF™) Test from Siemens to our repertoire. The test can initially be requested by GPs in the borough of Wandsworth.