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.


  • 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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  • Add on tests Microbiology

    Add on tests Microbiology

    Microbiology will endeavour to perform additional tests on specimens (except Serology) at the request of medical staff and if we are contacted within 48 hours of receipt. Serology specimens are processed, in most cases, by Biochemistry and so are an exception unless from an out-patient where the test would affect their management.

    The feasibility of performing extra tests on a specimen is reliant on there being sufficient material, that the specimen is appropriate for the test and that it is still available. Consideration should be given to resubmitting specimens that can easily be obtained unless, in the interim, antibiotics have been administered.

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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