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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Please find information on our services and visiting restrictions in our COVID-19 section.

Patients and visitors must wear a face covering in our hospitals.

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National Pathology Exchange (NPEx) - Connecting PathologyClinical Laboratory Immunology is an integral part of the Oxford University Hospitals. We serve a broad client base both nationally and internationally and provide a wide and diverse repertoire of tests.

The department comprises diagnostic services and the Oxford NHS Immunology Translational Laboratory

We are members of the National Pathology Exchange (NPEx) scheme.

Diagnostic tests

All test requests must fulfil our acceptance criteria:

Sample identification criteria (pdf, 153 KB)

Pre-Payment Form for International and Individual Users (Word, 774 KB)

Suspected/confirmed CJD/Prion Disease Samples

We will not process CSF samples from patients where there is a risk of, or suspicion of CJD or Prion disease. Please refrain from sending CSF samples to us from patients where this is the case until there has been confirmation that the patient is not suffering from vCJD.

For external organisations ordering tests from us: please note that, by sending us a sample and completed request form, you will be entering into an agreement based on our Terms and conditions (pdf, 128 KB)

It is the requesting clinician's responsibility to obtain patient consent for all immunology laboratory investigations requested.

For clinical advice, please email:

A-Z of diagnostic tests

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