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Clyde Biochemistry

This is the home page for Clyde Sector Biochemistry.

Service Information

Clyde Biochemistry Laboratories (those based at Royal Alexandra Hospital, Inverclyde Royal Hospital and Vale of Leven Hospital) are accredited with UKAS to standard ISO 15189:2012. The certificate of accreditation is available online.

The scope of our accreditation includes the majority of the tests performed by our laboratories, with a small number of tests not falling within our accreditation status (for example, no fluid analyses (on fluids other than CSF, urine or blood / serum / plasma) are accredited) - see the link above for details of our accredited scope.

Specialist services including Protein Electrophoresis and some more specialised endocrine and other assays are based at RAH. 

All routine GP work within the Clyde Sector is also based at RAH.


Service Hours

The routine operating hours are:

Monday - Friday

08.30 – 17.00


09.00  12.00 (RAH)

08.30 – 12.00 (IRH)

There is a 24hr emergency service for urgent samples, between 17.00-08.30.

POCT issues / Cryoglobulin testing

For routine issues with gas analysers or blood glucose meters and to arrange training / barcode for meters please email:

[email protected]

Cryoglobulin testing can also be arranged via this email address.

Contact Details                  

Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH)

Corsebar Road




0141 3146157 ext 06157


Inverclyde Royal Hospital (IRH)

Larkfield Road


PA16 0XN

0147 5504285 ext 04827

Emergency requests ext 04213


Vale of Leven Hospital (VOL)

Main Street


G83 0UA

01389 817568 ext 87568


Department Information

Clyde Biochemistry encourages team work to best fulfil the requirements of our users.

Each site contains the same equipment which enables staff rotation.

Regular communication between our laboratories ensures we use our resources effectively.