Enquiries: 01305 251150

Updated 7 March 2024

The Blood Sciences Department offers Biochemistry, Haematology, and Coagulation testing and advice to DCH, local community hospitals, general practitioners, and other users.

Our test repertoire can be found here, this includes details about specimen collection, handling, transport, and turnaround times.

For any other queries, please contact 01305 254331.

The specimen reception hatch is open from 9am to 8pm. Outside of these times, please use the out-of-hours bell. 

We offer a 24 hour service. A member of staff will be on-site at all times and can be contacted on 01305 254331. Specimens will be processed as soon as possible after receipt. Please contact the laboratory to highlight urgent requests.

Consultant advice

For advice on diagnosis and the interpretation of results, contact the Consultant Chemical Pathologist or Consultant Haematologists (see contact details at bottom of this page).

Outside of normal hours contact Duty Consultant via the hospital switchboard.


Reports available electronically through ICE. If results are not available on the computer an update may be available from the laboratory on 01305 254331.

Contact details

General laboratory telephone: 01305 254331

Dr Rasaq Olufadi (Consultant Chemical Pathologist)
01305 254333

​Dr Dietmar Hofer (​Consultant Haematologist)
01305 253309  

​Dr Anna Morris (​Consultant Haematologist)
01305 254327

Dr Richard Karim (​Consultant Haematologist)
Bleep 519

Moira Matthews (Head BMS)
01305 254334

Vicky Brown (Senior Biomedical Scientist)
01305 25 4330 

Wendy Chandler (Senior Biomedical Scientist)
01305 25 4330 

Rachel Flack (Senior Biomedical Scientist)
01305 25 4330 

Amy Taylor (Senior Biomedical Scientist)
01305 25 4330 

General haematology advice

Supply of specimen containers

Most sample containers are obtained via the stores supply system.

All other supplies are obtained via the normal hospital supplies system.

Request forms

A hand-written, printed or ICE request form must accompany all specimens sent to the laboratory. Please click here for further information on specimen and request form acceptance criteria.