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Chemical Pathology

About Us


The Chemical Pathology Department provides a comprehensive list of tests including:

  • General biochemistry, including test profiles for renal, liver, bone, cardiac, muscle, lipid disorders.

  • Tests of glucose homeostasis, blood gas analysis and osmometry.

  • Immunoassay tests of thyroid, gonadal, adrenal and pituitary function, haematinics, tumour markers (PSA, CEA, AFP), therapeutic, immunosuppressant drugs and screening tests for drugs of abuse.

  • Screening tests for myeloma, including electrophoresis, immunofixation, Immunoglobulin quantitation.

  • Testing for beta 2 microglobulin, ceruloplasmin, and alpha 1 antitrypsin.

  • Urine tests for total protein and albumin, calcium, phosphate, magnesium and uric acid.

  • Biochemical tests for phaeochromocytoma, neuroblastoma and carcinoid tumours including urinary fractionated catecholamines, metanephrines and 5HIAA.



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Chemical Pathology User's Manual

The Beaumont Hospital Laboratory Services Users Guide outlines the tests available from the department and the associated turnaround times for analysis. The booklet also contains information on sample requirements and patient preparation for taking samples.
Current Roche Reference Ranges are available here.

Further updates are available here:

National Laboratory Handbook: Recommendations for the testing and reporting of lipids in clinical diagnostic laboratories within the Republic of Ireland

National Rapid Access Prostate Clinic Referral Form

National Prostate Cancer GP Referral Guideline


 Name / Service  Telephone
Dr. Shari Srinivasan (Consultant Chemical Pathologist) (01) 809 2676
Prof. William Tormey (Consultant Chemical Pathologist)

(01) 809 2676

(087) 254 4646

General Clinical Biochemistry (01) 809 2704 / 2668
Immunodiagnostics (Haematinics, Tumour Markers, Endocrinology) (01) 852 8675
Proteins (01) 809 2305
High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) (01) 797 7333
Renal - Biochemistry (01) 809 3034
Toxicology/Immunsuppressant Drugs/HbA1c (01) 809 2673 / 2675
Specialist Registrar (01) 809 2666
Geraldine Collier (Principal Clinical Biochemist)  (01) 809 2677
Alison Griffin (Chief Medical Scientist) (01) 809 2670