We are a UKAS accredited laboratory providing a wide range of biochemical diagnostic tests to the Bedford Hospital Trust, and to GP practices in the town of Bedford and North Bedfordshire.
We are also one of only three centres in the UK to provide an analytical, scientific and clinical porphyria service. In this specialist area we serve over 60 Trusts nationwide.
The service is headed by a Consultant Chemical Pathologist, and is approved by the Institute of Biomedical Science for both pre-registration and specialist training.
We provide standard clinical biochemistry services on-site. Some esoteric assays are referred to Viapath laboratories within the GSTT/King’s College Hospital partnership, or to specialist reference laboratories.
We offer an SHBG blood test service for other Trusts in the region.
We run a metabolic clinic, and play an active role in the management of patients with dyslipidaemias, porphyrias and other metabolic disorders.
Most test results are available within 24 hours of receipt of samples. Specialist tests carried out in-house are available within one week, while tests sent to external specialist labs take longer.
Bedford Laboratory pages are currently under review. During this period, please refer to the Viapath Bedford Laboratory User Guide, attached
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