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Chemical Pathology


Key Contacts

Technical Head: Colleen Harvey ext 22050

Pathologists: Dr Cam Kyle (Clinical Head) ext 22052, mobile 027 276 0038

Dr. Weldon Chiu ext 22045, mobile 027 290 1073

Specialist Chemistry (Trace Metals/Endocrinology/Specialist Chemistry)

Key Contacts: Sujata Hemady (Section Leader, ext 22042)

This section operates 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday for routine work. Urgent work is available, but only after prior consultation with a Chemical Pathologist.

The Endocrinology group of LabPlus measures a wide range of hormones and tumour markers. Hormone tests are used in the diagnosis and management of endocrine disorders including thyroid, adrenal, pituitary and gonadal disorders. Tumour markers are used in monitoring of patients with various forms of cancer.

The analysis of essential Trace Elements is important in monitoring of patients with gastrointestinal disorders and in parenteral nutrition, and in the diagnosis of trace element disorders such as Wilson's Disease. The measurement of toxic trace elements, including lead and mercury, plays an important role in poisoning detection, as well as monitoring occupational exposure.

The Specialist Chemistry group performs a variety of tests including porphyrins, sweat tests, analysis of renal stones, cholinesterase, and faecal chymotrypsin. Although many assays are performed by manual procedures, automated technology is used where possible.

Chromatography (Toxicology/HPLC)

Key Contacts:

Caroline Avegard (Section Leader, ext 22046)

Dr. Gerald Woollard (Scientific Officer - HPLC, ext 22048)

Hima Madhavaram (Scientific Officer - Toxicology, ext 22051)

This section operates 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday for routine work. Urgent work is available, but only after prior consultation with a Chemical Pathologist.

The Chromatography Section of Chemical Pathology offers a wide range of specialist services and consists of Toxicology and HPLC disciplines. This section is managed by a section leader, two scientific officers and a technical specialist. The Chromatography Department offers a wide range of tests relevant to:

- Overdose drug analysis

- Biogenic amines (catecholamines and their metabolites, 5HIAA)

- Vitamins A and E

- Therapeutic drug monitoring

- Porphyrin profile analysis by HPLC

More information on each specific test is available in this Test Guide.

For all enquiries please contact LABLINK on ext 22000

Contact Details- Chemical Pathology


Last updated at 11:20:16 22/05/2018