Pathology

The Bon Secours Cork Pathology Laboratory is accredited to ISO 15189

The Pathology Laboratory is accredited to ISO 15189 (Registration Number 153MT), the International Standard for Medical Testing Laboratories since 2004. The registration is available to view at  www.inab.ie

All information on our services can be assessed in our Lab Manual - please click here to view same

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We retain and extend our scope of accredited tests annually to ensure clinical and technical excellence in all of our laboratories. Our experienced team of Pathology Consultants and scientific staff regularly submit work to internationally recognised external quality assurance schemes. In addition, Consultants participate in Multidisciplinary Team Meetings. Patients can be confident that the right result is provided on the right specimen at the right time and interpreted according to the right reference data. We perform over 300,000 tests per year using the most up to date clinically approved methods. We are committed to constantly improving on our turnaround times while maintaining our quality systems.

For Histology outpatient specimens collected outside of the confines of the Bon Secours Health System Cork, a signed Service Level Agreement must be in place between the Pathology Department and the referring Doctor/Dentist/Service.

For further information or queries please contact David Keane, Laboratory Services Manager on : 021 480 1748 or by email: dkeane@bonsecours.ie

Clinical Chemistry

The automated chemistry section provides analysis for renal, liver, cardiac, lipid, iron studies and specific protein assays.

Clinical Chemistry

The automated chemistry section provides analysis for renal, liver, cardiac, lipid, iron studies and specific protein assays. In addition electrophoresis, allergy and associated assays are performed and the immunoassay section performs endocrine, tumour marker, troponin, BNP and therapeutic drug monitoring assays.

Haematology

The diagnostic haematology service provides routine haematology testing which includes full blood counts, blood film examination, bone marrow aspirates and biopsy examination

Haematology

The diagnostic haematology service provides routine haematology testing which includes full blood counts, blood film examination, bone marrow aspirates and biopsy examination as well as coagulation testing which consists of screening, monitoring of anticoagulant therapies and thrombophilia testing. The Hospital Blood Bank provides routine and emergency blood group and compatibility testing for both surgical and medical patients. The Blood Bank also stocks "Blood Derived Products", such as PCC for the rapid reversal of Warfarin, Solvent Detergent Plasma and Fibrinogen for the management of a bleed. The Blood Bank liaises with the Haemovigilance Team and the Hospital Transfusion Committee and is compliant with EU legislation on Quality and Safety of Blood and Blood Components (EU Directive 2002/98/EC). Haematology has the 24/7 clinical and laboratory support to manage patients in a timely manner.

Histopathology

The Histopathology department processes a wide variety of tissues from small biopsies to large resections.

Histopathology

The Histopathology department processes a wide variety of tissues from small biopsies to large resections. Tissue is analysed microscopically and a large repertoire of immunocytochemistry stains are utilised to aid diagnosis, prognosis and determine response to therapies. Non-Gynaecological Cytology is preformed on a variety of fluids. The immunology section performs investigations of autoimmune disease.

Microbiology

The microbiology laboratory examines a diverse range of specimens for bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic infections and determines the sensitivity of bacteria to antibiotics.

Microbiology

The microbiology laboratory examines a diverse range of specimens for bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic infections and determines the sensitivity of bacteria to antibiotics. The department provides a clinical service which ensures that patients are treated in a timely and effective manner. The department works closely with the Hospital Infection Prevention and Control Department. A comprehensive Serology service including immunity status testing is also provided.

Other Services - Phlebotomy (Taking Blood Samples)

The Phlebotomy Department operates 8.00am -4.30pm Monday to Friday for out-patients and GP referrals.

Other Services - Phlebotomy (Taking Blood Samples)

The Phlebotomy Department operates 8.00am -4.30pm Monday to Friday for out-patients and GP referrals. An appointment is necessary - present your referral letter or request form at reception desk and you will have your bloods taken as soon as possible. Please call 021 4801720 to make your appointment. 

We provide a therapeutic phlebotomy service for the treatment of certain clinical conditions such as haemochromatosis and polycythaemia. This process is performed by phlebotomy staff under clinical guidance. A written referral must be sent by the surgeon/ physician to the Consultant Haematologist.

Our outpatient Warfarin clinic is a Pharmacist led and Clinically governed service.  You can be referrred to this clinic by your Consultant.

 

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Adeline Chelliah
Consultant Histopathologist
Pathology
Bon Secours Hospital Cork
Phone: 021 4801717

Dr Adeline Chelliah

Consultant Histopathologist

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  • Dr Adeline Chelliah
Marianne Fraher
Consultant Microbiologist
Pathology
Bon Secours Hospital Cork
Phone: 021 4801717 Fax: 021 4341983

Dr. Marianne Fraher

Consultant Microbiologist

Contact Details

  • Dr. Marianne Fraher
Triona Hayes
Consultant Pathologist
Pathology
Bon Secours Hospital Cork
Phone: 021 4801717 Fax: 021 4341983

Dr. Triona Hayes

Consultant Pathologist

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  • Dr. Triona Hayes
Eileen Kelleher
Consultant Haematologist
Haematology, Bon Secours Cork Cancer Centre, Pathology Pathology
Bon Secours Hospital Cork
Phone: 021 4545899 Fax: 021 4347338

Dr. Eileen Kelleher

Consultant Haematologist

Appointments

Referral & Enquiries Email:

eckelleher@bonsecour.ie

Contact Details

  • Dr. Eileen Kelleher
Aoife McCarthy
Consultant Pathologist
Pathology, Pathology Histopathology
Bon Secours Hospital Cork
Phone: 021 4801717 Fax: 021 4341983

Dr Aoife McCarthy

Consultant Pathologist

Biography

Dr. Aoife McCarthy has recently been appointed to Bon Secours Health System Cork as a Consultant Histopathologist, following post-graduate specialty training in Histopathology in Ireland and North America.

Dr. McCarthy graduated from the School of Medicine in University College Cork, and then completed Basic Specialty Training and Higher Specialty Training in Histopathology in Munster and South Dublin, under the auspices of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. This included a visiting Research Fellowship at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Washington.

Dr. McCarthy then undertook a 2-year Clinical and Molecular Fellowship in Gastrointestinal Pathology at University Health Network and University of Toronto, in Canada, which additionally encompassed Gynaecological, Genitourinary and Breast Pathology.

Dr. McCarthy is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, United Kingdom, and a member of United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Canadian Association of Pathologists, The Pathological Society of Great Britain & Ireland and British Division of the International Academy of Pathology.

 

Qualifications

MB BCh BAO BMed Sci FRCPath CHAT

Contact Details

  • Dr Aoife McCarthy
Olive Murphy
Consultant Microbiologist
Pathology
Bon Secours Hospital Cork
Phone: 021 4801717 Fax: 021 4341983

Dr. Olive Murphy

Consultant Microbiologist

Contact Details

  • Dr. Olive Murphy
Susan O'Shea
Consultant Haematologist
Haematology, Bon Secours Cork Cancer Centre, Pathology Pathology
Bon Secours Hospital Cork
Phone: 021 4347973

Dr Susan O'Shea

Consultant Haematologist

Biography

Graduated from University College Cork in 1993. Completed Specialist Haematology and Oncology Training in the United States at Duke University Medical Centre. She obtained American Boards of Internal Medicine and American Boards of Haematology as well as a Masters Degree in Clinical research  from Duke University. She was a member of Faculty at Duke University medical Centre and was awarded an American Society of Haematology Clinical Scholar Award in 2002.

Following return to Ireland she was Director of the Comprehensive Coagulation Service in Cork University Hospital since 2008. She has a developed a strong expertise and Thrombosis, particularly Thrombosis Prevention and Anticoagulant Management.

On a National level she has been a member of the National haemophilia Council , National Product Selection Committee and National Specialty Director for Haematology Training.  She is a founder member and Chair of  Venous Thrombosis Ireland.

Areas of Interest

  • Management of Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism
  • Choice and Duration of Anticoagulant Therapy
  • Prevention of Thrombosis
  • Cancer associated Thrombosis
  • Perioperative Management of Anticoagulant Therapy
  • Immune Thrombocytopenia
  • Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome

Appointments

Referrals & Enquiries email:

sioshea@bonsecours.ie

Contact Details

  • Dr Susan O'Shea
  • Lee Road Haematology, The Lee Clinic, Lee Road, Cork

Secretary

Paul Ryan
Consultant Pathologist
Pathology
Bon Secours Hospital Cork
Phone: 021 4801717 Fax: 021 4341983

Dr. Paul Ryan

Consultant Pathologist

Contact Details

  • Dr. Paul Ryan

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