Covid ‘test to release’ standard on-site test
A new digital platform called Scopio by Beckman Coulter has been introduced at Croydon Hospital for blood film morphology. The new platform can do a full field scan, which means that it is scanning the entire blood film, including feathery edge of the blood film, which is why it is able to look at almost all, if not all, cell types present on that particular film.
Find out about a day in the life of our Reception Supervisor at Croydon Hospital Denise Eck.
From 1 September 2023, the microbiology laboratory has introduced a new assay for Adenovirus quantitative (viral load) PCR testing. The new assay will be carried out in the laboratory at St George’s Hospital rather than being sent to a reference la, which will result in a significantly improved turnaround times for the test.
Dr Lorrette Ffolkes, a Consultant Histopathologist at South West London Pathology (SWLP), featured on a BBC news story about the contribution of the Windrush Generation to the NHS, as part of the NHS’s 75th birthday celebrations.