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A comprehensive Pathology Laboratory Service is provided by the departments of Biochemistry, Haematology/Blood Transfusion, Histopathology/Cytopathology and Microbiology/Serology.
A Public Health Microbiology service is also provided by the Public Health laboratory.
Mortuary Services are also provided at Sligo University Hospital.
The Pathology Department provides a service for Consultant In-patients and Out-Patients also for primary Care Practitioners and Kingsbridge Hospital. An "On-call" Service is provided outside routine working hours for urgent requests in Biochemistry, Haematology/Blood Transfusion and Microbiology/Serology.
The Histology/Cytology laboratory is an INAB accredited testing laboratory, Reg. No. 291MT, which maintains compliance with ISO15189.
The Microbiology/Serology laboratories is an INAB accredited testing laboratory,Reg. No. 321 MT, which maintains compliance with ISO15189.
The Public Health laboratory is an INAB accredited testing laboratory, Reg. No. 098T and complies with the requirements of ISO 17025.
Detail of the scope of accreditation can be viewed on the INAB website (www.inab.ie).
The other disciplines within pathology are actively working towards accreditation status.
The Pathology service is provided by a multi-disciplinary team of staff consisting of Consultant Pathologists, Medical Scientists, Laboratory Assistants, Clerical, Secretarial and Portering Staff. All major disciplines of the Pathology service are provided to hospital medical staff, GP Practices and other health care units within the region.
· Haematology/ Blood Transfusion
· Public Health
Pathology User Handbook