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.
The routine operating hours are:
Monday - Friday 08.30 to 17.00
Saturday - Sunday 08.30 to 12.00 (IRH) & 09.00 to 12.00 (RAH)
POCT issues / Cryoglobulin testing There is a 24hr emergency service for urgent samples, between 17.00-08.30.
For routine issues with gas analysers or blood glucose meters and to arrange training / barcode for meters please email:
Cryoglobulin testing can also be arranged via this email address.
Corsebar Road, Paisley, Renfrewshire PA2 9PN
Telephone: 0141 314 6157 ext 06157
Larkfield Road, Greenock PA16 0XN
Telephone: 01475 504827 ext 04827 - Emergency requests ext 04213
Main Street, Alexandria G83 0UA
Telephone: 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]
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.
The most recent laboratory newsletter is available below:
Previous issues of the newsletter are stored in the Clyde Biochemistry Document Library.
Previous memos are stored in the Clyde Biochemistry Document Library.