Laboratory Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

Laboratory medicine provides a high quality, cost-effective service to the University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, GPs and community hospitals within Birmingham and Solihull and is a referral centre for specialist services for other local; national Trusts and international users.


  • Emicizumab Assay

    The Emicizumab assay is now performed in special coagulation at QEHB. Samples are no longer referred to Birmingham Children's Hospital. 

    Emicizumab (or Hemlibra) is a monoclonal antibody that mimics the function of factor VIII by bridging activated factor IX and factor X to restore the function of missing activated factor VIII, which is needed for haemostasis.


    How HEMLIBRA® (emicizumab-kxwh) Works

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  • Update to ADAMTS13 Activity, HIT and vW:CBA Assays

    ADAMTS13 Activity, HIT Screens and Collagen Binding (vW:CBA) Assays are now performed by automated chemiluminescent immunoassay on the Acustar analsyer.

    Please see individual test information for updated reference ranges.

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  • Change to Haematology Reference Ranges

    Following an exercise to re-assess the reference ranges for FBC parameters, these will be changing on Monday 7th November 2022. These will be updated in Clinical Portal, PICS and ICE. Please click Here for current reference ranges.


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  • Update to Malaria Antigen Testing Kit

    Due to supply issues there has been a change to the manufacturer of our malaria antigen kits effective from 26/08/2022 . The new test kit has been verified and is awaiting ISO accreditation at our next UKAS visit.


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Site specific information

Queen Elizabeth pathology services are are based at Queen Elizabeth Hospital - University Hospitals Birmingham - Edgbaston. The laboratories are part of a wider laboratory grouping for University Hospitals Birmingham, which includes laboratories from Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital (HGS Laboratories). All laboratories are ISO 15189 accreditated for their listed repertoire, unless otherwise noted. Site specific information can be accessed below.

Site Specific Information

General Information

General information about the website and its content

Location of Laboratories

Where the laboratories are located and information about the services offered at each laboratory