The Laboratory

 

The scope of the management system covers the Blood Transfusion, Haemovigilance, Biochemistry, Haematology and Microbiology testing service carried out in the laboratories which are INAB accredited to ISO 15189:2012 (Registration number 318T). The test procedures covered in the scope of accreditation can be seen on the INAB website. (http://www.inab.ie/FileUpload/Medical-Testing/Cappagh-National-Orthopaedic-Hospital-318MT.pdf)

 

Summary of Services Provided

The Laboratory is divided into four sections as follows:Laboratory

  • Biochemistry:Diagnostic Clinical Biochemistry uses biochemical knowledge and techniques to assist in the diagnosis of human disease, to follow its progress and to monitor the effect of treatment.
  • Blood Transfusion:This specialty covers the investigations required to ensure compatibility with donor blood products when required for transfusion.   Such investigations include Blood Grouping and Irregular Antibody identification and screening and cross-matching of donor blood with patient’s blood samples.
  • Haematology:This specialty deals with disorders of blood, blood cells and the bone marrow.  There is a consultative service for the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of Haematology and coagulation disorders and an oral anti-coagulant monitoring service.
  • Microbiology:This specialty deals with the investigation of infection and infectious diseases caused by pathogens.  These pathogens could be bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites.  It provides a consultative service for the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of infectious diseases, an anti-microbial usage and monitoring service, and control of the use of antibiotics.  It also provides environmental monitoring for Theatre and Blood Transfusion and bacterial testing for the Bone Bank.

Contact Information

Ms Marese Mullins 
Laboratory Manager
Phone: +353 (1) 814 0386
Email: marese [dot] mullins [at] cappagh [dot] ie

Ms Beverley Kristiansen
Quality Systems Manager
Phone: +353 (1) 814 0456
Email: Beverley [dot] Kristiansen [at] cappagh [dot] ie

Mission Statement

We are inspired by the love of Catherine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy.

We strive to Care for all patients with excellence, Cherish the uniqueness of each person and Treat them with compassion, love and integrity.

We are constantly challenged to meet the needs of our times in all aspects of care, through ongoing education and research.