Pathology Department: Cavan Monaghan Hospital

Cavan General Hospital Pathology Laboratory INAB logo

About Us

The Pathology Laboratory, Cavan General Hospital provides comprehensive laboratory services including blood transfusion, haematology, coagulation, biochemistry, endocrinology, immunology, histology, non-gynaecological cytology and microbiology.  Full details of services available to users are available in the user manual by clicking the link below.

Cavan General Hospital Pathology Laboratory External Users Guide

The laboratory is composed of six departments:

1. Biochemistry

The biochemistry department provides the following services:

  • The measurement of the chemical constituents of body fluids, for use not only in diagnosis of disease, but also in monitoring the course of disease, the effect of treatment and prognosis.
  • Clinical advice.

2. Blood Transfusion

The blood transfusion laboratory provides the following services:

  • A comprehensive blood transfusion service
  • Traceability of transfused and non-transfused blood and blood components
  • Laboratory serological investigation of transfusion reactions

 3. Cytology

The cytology department provides a non-gynaecological and largely fine needle aspirate driven liquid based cytology diagnostic service.

4. Haematology

The haematology department provides the following services:

  • A comprehensive range of laboratory tests to aid in the diagnosis and management of haematological disorders. 
  • clinical advice & consultative service
  • An oral anticoagulant monitoring service on daily basis. 

5. Histopathology

The histopathology department provides a diagnostic and consultative service to clinicians and patients on a wide range of tissues received.

6. Microbiology

The microbiology department provides the following services:

  • A laboratory service for the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of infectious diseases
  • A consultative service for the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of infectious diseases
  • A laboratory service for the surveillance and management of infectious disease.

  

 Contacts

Department

Personnel

Extension

Specimen Reception

 

6840

Consultant Histopathologists


Dr Miriam Griffin

Dr Hala Rizkalla

6407

6291

Consultant Microbiologist

Dr Cathal Collins

6054

Consultant Clinical Biochemist

Dr Maria Fitzgibbon

6298

Consultant Haematologists

Dr Anne Fortune

Dr Vilma Hirsch

6054

6271

Laboratory Manager

Brian O’Malley

6292

Blood Transfusion

Eamon Hannick*

6271

Haematology & Coagulation

Anna Dowd*

6294/6296

Clinical Chemistry

Angelo Smith*

Fiona Jennings*

Elaine Fitzpatrick*

6297

6298

6298

Histopathology/Cytology

Imelda Gibson*

Brigid Irvine*

6300

Microbiology

Ray Sheehan*

Larry O’Neill*

Karen Smith*

Fionnuala Gilmartin*

6295

6405

6405

6405

Histology Reports

Laboratory Secretaries

6293

Microbiology Reports

Laboratory Secretaries

6053

Haematology, Coagulation, Clinical Chemistry Reports

Laboratory Secretaries

6293/6357

Surveillance Scientist

Brian McDonald

6916

(V) = Visiting Consultant      

* = Chief/Senior Scientists in these departments

All extension numbers are pre-fixed by (049) 437 from outside the hospital.

Hours

The routine service hours of the Pathology Laboratory in Cavan General Hospital are as follows:

Monday - Friday              08.00 - 20.00 hours

Lunch                              13.00 - 14.00 hours (reduced staff numbers)

 Location/Address

The laboratory is situated on the first floor of Cavan General Hospital building.  The postal address of the department is:

Pathology Laboratory

Cavan General Hospital,

Cavan

Tel (049) 4376293

Fax (049) 4336993

 

User Guide

The Cavan General Hospital Pathology Laboratory External Users Guide provides information on the tests provided within the Department, sample types, reference ranges and expected turn around times.  Please note that changes to the user manual between revisions are highlighted in grey.

Where changes to services or sample requirements are required between revisions of the user guide, users will be notified of these by email in the form of memoranda.  Copies of all issued memos are available under ‘Updates’ below until they have been incorporated into the user guide available here.

On issue of a new revision of the user guide, users will be notified by email.

 Updates

 Useful Links

Biomnis Laboratories Website

Cervical Check – National Screening Programme Website

Haemochromatosis Genetic Testing Consent Form

Healthlink Website

National Poisons Centre Laboratory Testing Information

National Virus Reference Laboratory Website

Rotunda Hospital Andrology Service

National Centre for Medical Genetics Our Lady’s Hospital Crumlin

Irish Blood Transfusion Service

The Genetics Laboratory GSTS Pathology London

National Centre for Hereditary Coagulation Disorders St. James’s Hospital

Irish Meningitis and Sepsis Reference Laboratory Temple Street

National Newborn Screening Laboratory Temple Street