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Dr Sarah Linstead

Deputy Director, Protein Reference Unit

BSc, MSc, PhD, FRCPath

Based at: St George's Hospital

Sarah is a Consultant Clinical Scientist in Immunology. Sarah studied Molecular Biology at the University of York, with an exchange year studying Immunology at Universite Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, France. She then moved to Nottingham for her PhD, looking at the regulation of gene transcription in glomerulonephritis.

In 2004, Sarah started training as a Clinical Scientist here are St George’s Hospital and stayed in the department for her first Clinical Scientist role after HCPC registration. In 2015, Sarah took up a post at Broomfield Hospital, as Laboratory Manager in Immunology. She returned to the Protein Reference Unit in 2020 as a Consultant Clinical Scientist.

Sarah is particularly interested in the autoimmune rheumatological diseases and the role of laboratory testing in improving patient care.

Latest news

April 5, 2024

SWLP awards major blood sciences contract to Beckman Coulter

At the beginning of the year, South West London Pathology (SWLP) was delighted to award a major clinical blood sciences (CBS) contract for all SWLP sites to global leader in clinical diagnostics Beckman Coulter.

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April 5, 2024

Cellular Pathology managed service contract awarded to Leica Biosystems

At the end of 2023, South West London Pathology (SWLP) awarded a managed service contract for histopathology to Leica Biosystems.

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April 4, 2024

A day in the life… Faizur Rehman

Find out more about SWLP’s fantastic Deputy Head of IT Faizur Rehman and what a standard day looks like for him…

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March 12, 2024

Beta D Glucan (BDG) testing brought in-house

At the end of last year, testing for Beta-D-Glucan (BDG) was brought in-house. The median turnaround time using the new in-house assay is around two days, which facilitates a greater impact on antifungal stewardship when the result is negative.

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