Pathology & Phlebotomy

Performing clinical laboratory investigations on biological samples utilising state-of-the-art diagnostic analysers and techniques.

The Pathology Department of the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin is committed to providing a high quality, efficient clinical laboratory service with a by appointment phlebotomy service and same-day reporting for the majority of blood tests.

Pathology at the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin is a consultant-led service with over 45 scientific, assistant, clerical and phlebotomy staff, supporting 18 clinical units within the hospital including cardiology, endoscopy, surgery, medicine and oncology.

The department performs a wide range of clinical laboratory investigations which are used to prevent, identify and monitor diseases and their treatment. The investigations are performed by experienced scientific staff, supported by Consultant Pathologists in each of the laboratory areas.

The laboratories are INAB-accredited and, being part of the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin, are also JCI-accredited, giving service users' confidence in our commitment to the quality of our laboratory testing and our support for best practice in patient care.

The main contact numbers for the Department are:

Pathology Office, all results and reports

(01) 8065323 / (01) 8064718

Consultant Microbiologist (01) 8065369
Consultant Histopathologists (01) 8065464 / (01) 8065465
Consultant Chemical Pathologist (01) 8065319
Consultant Haematologist (01) 8065324
Laboratory Manager (01) 8065308
Phlebotomy (01) 8065347
Clinical Chemistry (01) 8065319
Blood Transfusion (01) 8065461
Haematology (01) 8065324

Histopathology ( Booking
frozen specimens)

(01) 8065341
Microbiology (01) 8065459 / (01) 8065463
Haemovigilance Officer (01) 8065445
Laboratory Quality Assurance Office (01) 8065683
Infection Control (01) 8065386

Blood Transfusion

We ensure that the correct and compatible blood products are transfused to the right patients when clinically required.

Blood Transfusion

We ensure that the correct and compatible blood products are transfused to the right patients when clinically required.

The Blood Transfusion Laboratory provides routine and emergency compatibility testing of Red Cells for both surgical, medical and cancer patients. It also provides blood products and components for clinical indications.  The following Pathology Tests are performed:

  • Type and Screen
  • Antibody Identification
  • Compatibility Testing
  • Direct Antiglobulin Test
  • Red Cell Phenotyping
  • Cold Agglutinin Testing.

Clinical Chemistry

We carry out evaluations of body fluids using biochemical analytical methods to assist in the diagnosis of human disease, to follow its progress and to monitor the effect of treatment.

Clinical Chemistry

We carry out evaluations of body fluids using biochemical analytical methods to assist in the diagnosis of human disease, to follow its progress and to monitor the effect of treatment.

The automated chemistry section provides analysis of samples for renal, liver, bone, cardiac, lipid, iron studies and specific protein assays, glucose, HbA1c and osmolality. The Immunoassay section performs endocrine, haematinics, tumour marker, and troponin assays.

Haematology

We provide a range of diagnostic and clinical services. Haematology deals with investigations of blood disorders.

Haematology

We provide a range of diagnostic and clinical services. Haematology deals with investigations of blood disorders. 

This diagnostic haematology service includes full blood counts and blood film examination, routine coagulation screening including PT-INR, APTT, Fibrinogen and D-Dimer tests. Blood borne infections such as malaria screens and infectious mononucleosis tests are also performed.

Haemovigilance

Haemovigilance is surveillance, from blood collection to the follow-up of the recipient. It involves implementing, collecting and assessing information on unexpected or undesirable effects resulting from the therapeutic use of blood components, to prevent their recurrence.

Haemovigilance

Haemovigilance is surveillance, from blood collection to the follow-up of the recipient. It involves implementing, collecting and assessing information on unexpected or undesirable effects resulting from the therapeutic use of blood components, to prevent their recurrence.

The Haemovigilance system serves to ensure the safety of the transfusion system, to educate staff in best transfusion practice, to show that problems are recognised and effectively tackled and to improve public confidence in the safety of blood and blood components.

The blood transfusion department, along with the haemovigilance officer, has responsibility for traceability of all blood products from the time received in the laboratory to administration / end point.

Histopathology

Histopathology is the study of disease in tissue specimens

Histopathology

Histopathology is the study of disease in tissue specimens.  The Histopathology Department provides a varied range of services including;

  • Routine Histopathology (including frozen sections for rapid diagnosis)
  • Non-Gynaecological Cytology.

The department provides a clinical service with essential diagnostic information, which critically determines the diagnosis, staging of disease all of which contributes to patient/disease management

Microbiology

The microbiology team provide a comprehensive service including laboratory diagnosis, antibiotic susceptibilities, infection prevention and control, antibiotic stewardship, and the management of infection. This in turn contributes to the safety and quality of patient care.

Microbiology

The microbiology team provide a comprehensive service including laboratory diagnosis, antibiotic susceptibilities, infection prevention and control, antibiotic stewardship,  and the management  of infection. This in turn contributes to the safety and quality of patient care.

Phlebotomy

We provide a walk-in, no appointment, phlebotomy service. Please note the walk-in service has been cancelled during the COVID 19 outbreak and is by apt only. Please phone 01 8065347.

Phlebotomy

We normally provide a walk-in, no appointment, phlebotomy service. Please note however that as an interim measure during the COVID 19 outbreak, the walk-in phlebotomy service has been cancelled. For apts. please contact 01 8065347. All patients will be contacted, screened and a date and time confirmed for their appointment. 

The service is available Monday to Friday from 8.30am - 3.00pm.  Blood tests are individually priced.

 

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Suzanne Corcoran
Consultant Microbiologist
Pathology & Phlebotomy Microbiology
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin
Phone: 01 8065308

Dr Suzanne Corcoran

Consultant Microbiologist

Contact Details

  • Dr Suzanne Corcoran
  • Bon Secours Hospital Dublin, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
Helene McDermott
Consultant Microbiologist
Pathology & Phlebotomy Microbiology
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin

Dr Helene McDermott

Consultant Microbiologist

Contact Details

  • Dr Helene McDermott
  • Bon Secours Hospital, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
John O Dowd
Consultant Histopathologist
Pathology & Phlebotomy Histopathology
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin
Phone: (01) 8065465

Dr John O Dowd

Consultant Histopathologist

Contact Details

  • Dr John O Dowd

Please note that as an interim measure during the COVID 19 outbreak, the walk-in phlebotomy service has been cancelled. 

For apts. please contact 01 8065347 or dphlebotomy@bonsecours.ie. All patients will be contacted, screened and a date and time confirmed for their appointment. 

Update following the HSE ransomeware attack: Please note that due to the unprecedented demand for our phlebotomy services from primary care, appointments can only be made for this service between 11am and 1pm Monday to Friday from 16/06/2021 to 22/07/2021.

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