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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 expertise.

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 medical laboratories.

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.

'Care received was fantastic and I was very well looked after and very impressed.'

Patient, Day Surgery, Darlington Memorial Hospital