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The Department of Clinical Biochemistry runs around 5,950,000 tests annually and runs a main hub laboratory at Royal Preston Hospital, alongside a spoke laboratory at Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital. Both laboratories are staffed 24/7, providing a high quality, innovative clinical biochemistry service.

A wide range of clinical services are supported by pathology and the regional specialist services of oncology, renal, neuromedicine, neurosurgery, plastics, vascular, specialist mobility and rehabilitation, and trauma are delivered from the Preston site. We also provide an extensive and innovative Point of Care Testing Service across both hospital sites and throughout many GP practices across the region, with training provided by our Point of Care Academy.

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We offer a wide variety of specialist tests and are part of the NPEX network. See our full list of specialist tests here.

For a full list of our accredited tests, please visit the UKAS website by clicking the icon below.

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Accredited to

ISO 15189: 2012