Find out more about our specialist clinical biochemistry laboratories
Aldosterone and Renin
The Aldosterone and Renin laboratory was established to investigate disorders of aldosterone production, which often result in significant effects on salt and water balance, leading to clinical disturbance of blood pressure and electrolyte levels.
The Andrology department at Hammersmith Hospital is part of the Blood Sciences Service specialising in the investigation and diagnosis of male infertility.
Markers of bone metabolism are useful in the assessment of bone turnover in metabolic bone disease, particularly osteoporosis and Paget’s disease, where they have an active role in the monitoring of response to therapy.
The Endocrine laboratories provide a wide ranging service for over 30 hormones and associated analytes to four teaching hospitals, each providing specialist clinical endocrine services.
The metabolic section includes high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) assays to assess biogenic amine production.
The Oncology laboratory provides a comprehensive range of serological tumour marker tests and is a designated Supra-regional Assay Service (SAS) laboratory for human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) and alpha-fetoprotein (AFP).
The Specialist Proteins laboratory routinely analyses large numbers of serum and urine samples for electrophoresis and immunofixation, using up-to-date technologies, including capillary zone electrophoresis.
The laboratory measures an extensive repertoire of trace elements routinely and is able to measure other elements on request. Information and advice (including discussion and interpretation of results) is available during working hours.