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SWLP Pathology News February 2020

 This edition includes articles on:

  • New Laboratory Information Management System
  • Requesting the QuantiFERON test for latent tuberculosis (TB) infection
  • Familial hypercholesterolaemia services at St George’s Hospital
  • Expiry dates of blood tubes
  • Microbiology brings tests back in-house
  • Improved method for measuring serum creatinine
  • TPO antibodies
  • Sending specimens to Microbiology
  • Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) samples being sent in wrong container
  • Do not put SWLP samples in purple HSL bags
  • FIT leaflets in different languages
  • Malarial parasite testing
  • Tests for private patients
  • Code for requesting Chlamydia tests
  • Collecting a 24 hour urine
  • Vitamin D guidelines

 

Latest news

January 25, 2021

SWLP Point of Care Manager speaks at international conference

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.

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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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