The Immunology section is part of the Department of Clinical
Biochemistry and offers investigations including immunochemistry,
serum protein electrophoresis and serum free light chains. Other
tests such as autoantibodies, allergy testing and tests for coeliac
disease are referred to external laboratories.
We aim to provide the highest quality of service with prompt
delivery of accurate results, backed by specialist scientific
The quality of all of our work is regularly monitored in
national External Quality Assurance (EQA) schemes and the
laboratory is UKAS accredited to the ISO15189:2012 standards for
Most tests are carried out using standard serum samples, however
a few tests require samples to be collected or transported in a
special way. Please refer to the test directory or contact the
laboratory (01325 743238) for further advice.
The department will provide appropriate interpretation of test
results. Interpretive comments are added to most test reports.
'I would like to thank all the staff for my treatment and their
Patient, Cardiology Department, Bishop Auckland Hospital