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Laboratory Medicine


Dr Andrew Day - head of clinical biochemistry
Dr Andrew Stewart - head of haematology

Blood Science Laboratory Manager

Elizabeth Worsam - haematology and clinical biochemistry

About the service

Laboratory Medicine is a clinically-led discipline where an advisory and analytical service is available at all times.  Duty medical staff in the the two disciplines of Clinical Biochemistry and Haematology are pleased to discuss clinical problems and advise on the most appropriate way to investigate a patient at any time.

Laboratory Medicine is located on level 8 of the Queen's Building Bristol Royal Infirmary. Reception for samples and visitors is on level 8. All visitors should report to reception and should follow the instruction provided by staff. Information for users can be found here.

Details of laboratory accreditation can be found here.

Laboratory normal working hours:
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm

Outside these times a restricted service is available.

Clinical Biochemistry, Haematology and Blood Transfusion
On call biomedical scientists based in the laboratory will process requests from the core repertoire of tests. Staff on call can be contacted by bleep. Except for urgent blood transfusion requests there is no need to bleep staff to warn them that samples are being sent.

General enquiries and results
Tel no: 0117 342 3080

Urgent requests - out of hours service by on-call BMS who can be contacted via the BRI switchboard, tel no: 0117 923 0000.

Out of hours duty medical staff for Haematology can be contacted via the BRI switchboard, Tel no: 0117 923 0000.  For Clinical Biochemistry via the on-call BMS. 

Pathology Day Unit

The Unit carries out a wide spectrum of day case procedures including dynamic function testing. Dr Bayly is in overall charge and is happy to discuss referrals to the Unit.  He can be contacted by phone or email. 

Specialist Clinics

Lipid Clinic

Dr Graham Bayly
Monday: 8.45am to 12.30pm
Tel no: 0117 342 3245


Dr Graham Bayly
Tuesday: 8.45am to 12.30pm
Tel no: 0117 342 3245

Anticoagulant clinic

Blood samples taken, INR performed and patient dosed. GP is informed of details.

Outpatient clinic for oral anticoagulant counselling.
Postal oral anticoagulant monitoring service.

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Anticoagulant help desk
Tel no: 0117 342 3874