Office Hours

The normal hours of operation for the laboratory are 09:00 – 17:00 Monday to Friday and 09:00 – 11:00 on Saturday morning for urgent submissions only.

Please note that there is no courier collection on Saturday morning.

Outside these hours please leave a message on the answering machine and your query will be addressed as soon as the laboratory re-opens.

  

BANK HOLIDAY SCHEDULE 2017

Good Friday, April 14th Laboratory open for ongoing microbiology submissions and the receipt of urgent* samples until 11:00. There is no courier service in operation.
Easter Saturday, April 15th Normal service for urgent samples only between 9 and 11am.
Easter Sunday, April 16th Laboratory open for ongoing Microbiology submissions only. No courier service.
Easter Monday, April 17th Laboratory open for ongoing microbiology submissions only. No courier service.
May Day Holiday, May 1st Laboratory open for ongoing microbiology submissions only. No courier service.
Spring Holiday, May 29th Laboratory open for ongoing microbiology submissions only. No courier service.
Late Summer Holiday, August 28th Laboratory open for ongoing microbiology submissions only. No courier service.
Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25th Laboratory open for ongoing microbiology submissions only.
Boxing Day, Tuesday, Dec. 26th Laboratory open for ongoing microbiology submissions only. No courier service.
New Years Day, Monday, Jan. 1st Laboratory open for ongoing microbiology submissions only. No courier service.

 

*Urgent samples are those for chemistry and haematology only, and do not include samples for endocrinology, including, for example, ACTH stimulation (cortisol assay) or pre-mate progesterone. Samples for these assays may be dropped off at the laboratory, but they will not be assayed until the next ‘normal’ workday.

Although the lab is open on Saturdays, samples (especially pre-mates) must be received no later than 0930 if same-day is required.