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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) has been accredited with UKAS to standard ISO 15189:2012 for much of our test repertoire. 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 less often requested endocrine 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

01475 504827 ext 04827

Emergency requests ext 04213


Vale of Leven Hospital (VOL)

Main Street


G83 0UA

01389 817568 ext 87568



We are committed to providing a quality service to users. If you wish to provide feedback on the North Glasgow Biochemistry service, please contact our  Quality Manager [email protected]

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.


Handbooks and Manuals

Clyde Laboratory Handbook

NHSGGC GP Handbook

Laboratory Newsletter

The most recent laboratory newsletter is available below:

Newsletter 12 - February 2019

Previous issues of the newsletter are stored in the Clyde Biochemistry Document Library.


Any recent memos will be displayed here.

Previous memos are stored in the Clyde Biochemistry Document Library.