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Ordering

GP surgeries can order tests and receive results electronically. If you need to set up this facility or have an issue with electronic ordering or are not receiving your results electronically you can contact out IT team.

All orders should include the details below as a minimum:

  • First name
  • Surname
  • DOB
  • Medical Record Number (MRN) or NHS number

Clinical details

Clinical details are always helpful, however some disciplines may require more clinical details than others.

You can check the SWLP Handbook to confirm the clinical details needed for each investigation.

Couriers

Our courier provider is ERS Medical. If you have any queries or have an issue that you need resolved, please contact 020 8266 6510 (between hours of 8am to 8pm).

Barcodes

Please make sure that the barcodes are clear so that they can easily be scanned at the laboratory. Please make sure when you print your barcode that  it is not faded and that all of the barcode is clearly visible.

If the barcode is not clear at may delay processing or result in the sample being rejected.

Additional tests

If you need to request additional tests please call the laboratory. Please do not add this information to the comments section on the form as this can easily be missed by laboratory staff.

Urgent samples

If your sample is urgent, please call us before the courier leaves your practice so that we can easily identify it when it arrives at the laboratory.

You should call 020 8266 6510.

Storing samples

Blood samples should not be placed in the fridge before collection. For further information on how to store samples you can contact the laboratory.

Latest news

January 15, 2021

New research shows that previous Covid-19 infection offers up to 94% protection from reinfection

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.

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December 1, 2020

South West London Pathology launches new website

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.

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November 13, 2020

Pathology service update: processing of allergy samples

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.

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November 12, 2020

SWLP to introduce Enhanced Liver Fibrosis (ELF™) Test

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.

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