Pathology Department: Letterkenny University Hospital, LUH

The Pathology Department is situated on Level 2 of Letterkenny University Hospital and consists of the following departments:

Specimen Collection, Transport & Safety

Specimen transportation systems should ensure the timely arrival of specimens at laboratory reception, in optimal condition, at the correct destination, in a manner that does not pose a threat to the health and safety of anyone coming in contact with the sample and is in compliance with regulations.

Laboratory's Specimen Transport Policy (PDF)

 There are many hundreds of different tests available and finding the information to help you collect the right specimen in the right container for the test you require can sometimes be confusing. The following links may help you find the information you require.

Pathology Department General User Guide.

Biochemistry User Guide

Blood Transfusion User Guide

Haematology User Guide

Histopathology User Guide

Microbiology User Guide

 (LR-GEN-0048,Rev 61, date last modified 23/10/2023. Change Details: MP-BT-0013, (Rev 15) uploaded. Change details listed within document. NOTE: If printed, information on this page is only valid on day of printing.)