The Clinical Biochemistry service has laboratories on both Trust acute sites: at Maidstone hospital and at Pembury at Tunbridge Wells hospital, providing a comprehensive clinical service to the hospitals, the local Clinical Commissioning Group and the community by screening, diagnosing/excluding disease and monitoring response to treatment and drug therapy. Some specialist investigations are provided through arrangements with specialised laboratories throughout the UK.
The majority of requests originating in primary care are transported directly to the main automated laboratory at Maidstone Hospital. Inpatient and outpatient work is conducted on the originating site. There is 24 hour support 365 days a year on both sites for urgent patient management.
The department holds CPA accreditation (CPA 0125) and has been recommended for ISO 15189 accreditation. (UKAS 8342)
Guidelines and protocols
Acute Kidney Injury AKI staging system
cushings investigation (suspected Hypercorticolism)
eGRF (for staging and managment of chronic Kidney Disease) eGFR staging
Glucose Tolerance Test for Diabetes
Vitamin D guidelines for low levels Low Vitamin D
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