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SWLP Pathology News July 2020

24 July 2020

This edition includes articles on :

  • Covid-19 antibody testing
  • Faecal Immunochemical Testing (FIT) – getting the sample correct for analysis
  • Covid-19 antigen testing at SWLP
  • Test requests and sample labelling
  • Ordering FIT testing kits through the SWLP website
  • Patients should not call the laboratories
  • Teicoplanin samples
  • Investigation of Hypokalaemia
  • FIT in the time of COVID – employing FIT to reduce pressure on endoscopy services
  • Notes on the requesting of haematinics.

Pathology News – July 2020

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May 18, 2022

Issue with reports not being sent to GPs from South West London Pathology

We have become aware that no reports have been emailed out to some GPs since this morning. This is due to a lost connection with APEX and is affecting GPs in Kingston, Croydon, Richmond, Merton and Wimbledon.

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May 16, 2022

Point of Care Testing (POCT) at St George’s gets first UKAS accreditation

Last month, the SWLP POCT team received the exciting news that after two years of hard work, the blood gas and glucose meter service at St George’s was given full UKAS accreditation. It is the largest and most complex POCT service in the country to receive full accreditation, which proved challenging for both the POCT […]

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May 4, 2022

SWLP Point of Care Testing Team runs first community diagnostic outreach clinic

South West London CCG ran their first diagnostic outreach clinic in the community supported by our Point of Care Testing (POCT) team testing at-risk groups for diabetes. The clinic was run at a Shree Ghanapathy Temple in Wandsworth where 34 members of the community were tested. Of that 34, 32 had abnormal results and two […]

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April 5, 2022

Reducing blood product wastage at Croydon Hospital

The team in Blood Transfusion at Croydon Hospital have been working hard to reduce wastage of blood products. They have been doing this by reassessing the holding stock levels, rotation of stock and usage of short-dated units. Procedural changes were put in place in December 2020 and there has already been a significant reduction in […]

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