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Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at St. Vincent’s University Hospital provides a diagnostic and consultative service for the hospital, GPs and other hospitals in the region. It also provides a regional and national referral centre for specialised tests. Our scope of laboratory services includes blood transfusion, haematology, clinical chemistry, histopathology, immunology and microbiology services all available on site.

Services

Are you a patient, GP or courier delivering a specimen?
Drop off your specimen to Pathology Reception during opening hours: Mon to Fri from 08.00 – 16.00

Pathology Reception is located on the Ground Floor of the Clinical Services Building, St Vincent’s University Hospital.  Follow signposts from main entrance

Are you a GP placing an order for request forms/specimen container?

  • Place your order via:
  • All orders are completed within 24 hours of receipt
  • Stock should be collected as soon as possible, due to space constraints
  • Orders not collected within seven days will be returned to the supply office and another order will need to be filled

Are you a patient being referred for a blood test?

Would you like to find out more about our mortuary service?

Are you a GP looking for more information on the Pathology Service?

Standards

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine complies with INAB regulations and International Standard ISO15189 for all laboratories. In addition, the hospital blood bank will comply with EU Directive 2002/98/EC and AML-BB titled “Minimum Requirements for Blood Transfusion Compliance with Article 14 (Traceability) and Article 15 (Notification of Serious Adverse Reactions and Events)”. The Tissue Establishment will comply with EU Directive 2004/23/EC, 2006/86/EC, S.I. 158 of 2006 and S.I. 598 of 2007. Microbiology will comply with S.I. No. 452/2011 Infectious Diseases (Amendment) regulations based on the principle Regulations S.I. No. 390/1981 Infectious Diseases Regulations 1981

Information for GPs

Please refer to the Pathology User Handbook for further information.

Opening hours

Pathology Reception Mon to Fri: 08:00 – 16:00
Central Specimen Reception Mon to Fri: 08:00 – 18:00

Clinical Chemistry

Blood Transfusion

Microbiology

Haematology

Routine laboratory hours
Mon to Fri: 08:00 – 20:00
Sat:  09:30 – 12:45
Emergency out of hours service: on-call
Mon to Fri:
 20:00 – 08:00
Sat:  12:45 to Monday 08:00
Histology Mon to Fri:   08:00 – 18:00
Sat:   09:30 -12:45
Immunology Mon to Fri:   08:00 to 17:00

Other useful contact details

  • Director of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine-Dr. Niall Swan
  • Laboratory Manager- Mr. Donal Murphy 
  • Pathology Quality Manager- Ms. Anne Dickinson
  • Phlebotomy Appointments
  • GP stock orders
  • Clinical Chemistry laboratory – general enquiries
    • tel: (01) 221 4550
  • Blood Transfusion laboratory – general enquiries
    • tel: (01) 221 4449
  • Haematology laboratory- general enquiries
    • tel: (01) 221 4280
  • Histopathology laboratory- general enquiries
    • tel: (01) 221 4330
  • Immunology laboratory – general enquiries
    • tel: (01) 221 4598
  • Microbiology laboratory – general enquiries
    • tel: (01) 221 4450
  • Mortuary
    • tel: (01) 221 4238

Contact

tel:    (01) 221 4590

Location

3rd Floor

Clinical Services Building

St. Vincent’s University Hospital

Elm Park

Dublin 4

 

Pathology Reception is located on the ground floor and signposted from the main entrance.