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Pathology Laboratory Department

Hospital Location: 
Mayo University Hospital
Floor Level: 
0 Ground Floor
Telephone: 
094 9042571

About us

The Pathology Laboratory provides a comprehensive testing service to the clinicians and patients of Mayo University Hospital and our external users i.e. Primary Care/ General Practitioners, Community Nursing Units/Homes and District Hospitals within the surrounding areas of Mayo, Sligo and Galway.

Pathology Laboratory departments include Biochemistry, Haematology, Blood Transfusion, Histopathology and Microbiology. A Haemovigilance service is based in the Pathology Department, working closely with the Blood Transfusion department, to provide a service within the hospital.

Mortuary Services are also provided at Mayo University Hospital.

An "On-Call" Service is provided outside routine working hours for urgent requests in Biochemistry, Haematology, Blood Transfusion and Microbiology.

Pathology Laboratory User Manual – General Information

Pathology Laboratory User Manual – Test Directory A-Z

Pathology Laboratory Critical Alerts Departmental Listing:

Policy and Procedure for the Communication of Critical and Urgent Results in Laboratory Medicine within Mayo University Hospital (MUH)

Accreditation status

The Pathology Laboratory incorporating Haemovigilance complies with the International standard ISO 15189 (current edition) and EU Directive 2002/98/EC for the scope of services and tests defined in our scope of accreditation*. This is controlled by the Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB) and detailed in Scope Registration Number 207MT on the INAB website www.inab.ie

The Blood Transfusion, Haematology and Microbiology departments are accredited; Histopathology and Biochemistry departments have temporarily suspended accreditation (for the duration of new testing/ equipment introduction and staff recruitment) and are being re-assessed by INAB in November 2018.

Mayo University Hospital Pathology Service Contact Details

The Pathology Laboratory service is provided by a multi-disciplinary team of staff consisting of Laboratory Medical Consultants, Medical Scientists, Laboratory Assistants, Clerical and Haemovigilance Officers. Full departmental staff contact information is available within the Pathology Laboratory User Manual.

To contact the laboratory for routine enquiries please use the numbers listed below.  Telephone requests for results, sampling procedures or add-on tests should be directed to the appropriate department.  We endeavour to answer all phone calls as quickly as possible but during busy periods in the day we may not be able to answer the phones as promptly.  We would ask that if your call is not answered that you try at a later time. 

Department

Contact Number

Main Laboratory Specimen Reception (Routine hours only)

General Enquiries

Ext 2573 or 094-9042573

Blood Transfusion

Laboratory

Ext 2545/2546 or 094-9042545/6

Haemovigilance Officers

Ext 3094/Bleep 363 or

094-9042000 + Ext 3094

Outside routine hours

Medical Scientist on-call directly via the switchboard 094-9021733

Biochemistry

General Biochemistry Section

Ext 2560/2562 or

094-9042560/62

Outside routine hours

Medical Scientist on-call directly via the switchboard 094-9021733

Haematology

Haematology Laboratory

Ext 2549 or 094-9042549

Coagulation Laboratory

Ext 2551 or 094-9042551

Outside routine hours

Medical Scientist on-call directly via the switchboard 094-9021733

Microbiology

General Enquiries

Ext 2555/2556 or 094-9042555/6

Outside routine hours

Medical Scientist on-call directly via the switchboard 094-9021733

Histopathology (Routine hours only)

General Enquiries

Ext 2564 or 094-9042564

Main Pathology Office

Ext 2571/2572 or 094-9042571/2

 

GP/ Service User Registration for the Pathology Laboratory

Please complete or update your registration and/or Practice Contact Information for the PATHOLOGY LABORATORY SERVICE in Mayo University Hospital via the link below:

MUH Laboratory Registration Link

Alternatively, download the GP/ Service User Registration Form here, complete and return by e-mail or post, to the Laboratory Manager or Quality Manager Pathology Laboratory, MUH.

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