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Immunology Laboratory

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Immunology Laboratory

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. Please contact us to set up NPEx requesting.

The Immunology Laboratory is a UKAS accredited medical laboratory, number 8782. All accredited and non-accredited tests are quality assured.

Diagnostic tests

All test requests must fulfil our acceptance criteria:

Sample identification criteria (pdf, 153 KB)

Please note:

Samples that are grossly lipaemic, icteric or haemolysed may adversely affect the validity of results and may be rejected for analysis.

Also, plasma samples are unacceptable for electrophoresis.

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:

International test requesting - pre-payment testing

Please email for more information.

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