Sheffield Laboratory Medicine offers a wide range of routine and specialised diagnostic testing services to GP Practices, NHS hospitals and private laboratories across the UK as well as many hospitals and laboratories overseas.  State-of-the-art equipment housed in purpose-built a laboratory environment, proven scientific and medical expertise and a global catalogue of test repertoires all contribute to make us a national and international reference centre.

Using standard and specialist facilities our laboratories provide accurate and reliable results within the required timeframe enabling effective clinical decisions to be made.  As a ‘one-stop-shop’ for diagnostic testing services, we offer access to specialised assays, making it easier for other laboratories to consolidate their outsourced testing requirements.  Our expert scientific and medical staff are on hand to provide results interpretations and advice, saving time and money for our service users.  We make every effort to deliver a streamlined service to meet clinical and financial needs, tailoring our services where necessary.  By choosing Sheffield Laboratory Medicine, you can be guaranteed of a beneficial, responsive, reliable and expert service.

The journey of every sample begins from the moment it is taken.  At Sheffield Laboratory Medicine, every test counts and we recognise that there is a patient behind every sample.  Our staff are trained to make the most of every sample and this is particularly important where repeat collection or delay in diagnosis is not an option.  Knowing that the integrity of the sample affects the quality of the results, our team of dedicated staff will liaise with you on pre-analytics, sample storage and transfer to ensure that the samples are received in the best possible condition to guarantee the best result.

On arrival to our laboratories, furnished with the latest high specification equipment, samples are received and booked on to our Laboratory Information Management System.  These samples are taken through the different analytical procedures that follow rigorous quality checks, performed by well qualified and competent staff and every result undergoes a process of verification to guarantee their accuracy and reliability. The different layers of checks provide excellent failsafe checkpoints that ensure that every result is released with the highest level of assurance which itself is a hallmark of our service. 

Expert and skilled staff working in our laboratories understand the importance of turnaround times and our staff from specimen reception through to the result verifiers work to ensure that the results are available as quickly as possible without compromising on quality.  Our routine laboratories provide a rapid response as well as out of hours chemistry, haematology, coagulation and microbiology diagnostic tests around the clock.

If you would like to know more about how we can help you, please contact us by telephone on 0114 226 7666 or email us at sth.labmed@nhs.net.