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Department of Clinical Immunology

Services

 

The Immunology Department provides Clinical and Laboratory Services. Additionally, we are keen to assist with the development of guidelines for investigation of potential immunological disorders, clinical audit and other educational activities.

Clinical Services

The main Immunology out-patients clinic is held in Clinic A on Monday mornings. A smaller allergy clinic is held in Clinic F on Thursday afternoons. Additionally there is a nurse-led clinic held in the department on Thursday mornings. Referrals are accepted from hospital teams and GPs. Self referrals from patients cannot be accepted. Appropriate referrals include:

  • Known or suspected immunodeficiency
  • Recurrent infections
  • Serious allergy (anaphylaxis)
  • Angioedema
  • Difficult autoimmune disease
Laboratory Service

The laboratory provides a large range of investigations for autoimmune and allergic disorders. The repertoire of investigations for possible immunodeficiency is being developed and expanded. Details of disease specific test profiles and test repertoire are provided in the Beaumont Hospital Laboratory Users Guide.

Some immunology tests are carried out in the Protein Chemistry and Haematology laboratories. These are outlined in the Beaumont Hospital Laboratory Users Guide above

 

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Clinical Resources

Beaumont Hospital Laboratory Users Guide -
The Immunology laboratory provides a large range of investigations for autoimmune and allergic disorders. The Guide to Use of Laboratory Services by External Users provides details on the services provided and the current test repertoire.

Food symptom diary with instructions -
In diagnosing possible food associated allergic reactions, sometimes the triggers are not clear from clinical history. A food symptom diary can be very helpful in further investigations. The instructions sheet gives tips on how and when to complete the symptom diary.

Additional food symptom diary sheets -
Additional food symptom diary sheets (without the instructions).


Hours

Laboratory hours are from 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. The laboratory is closed on Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays. A reduced service is offered between Christmas, New Year and Easter.

Out of Hours

There are no arrangements in place as yet to provide an out-of-hours service. On the rare occasions when there is a genuine clinical urgency in performing an assay, every effort is made to perform the relevant test, however such a service cannot be guaranteed.


Contacts

Laboratory
  • Phone: (01) 809 2635
  • Fax: (01) 809 3933
Administration
  • Phone: (01) 809 3026
  • Fax: (01) 809 3145
Dr Mary Keogan, Consultant Immunologist
Dr Khairin Khalib, Consultant Immunoligist
Ms Anne Clooney, Chief Medical Scientist
Postal Address

Immunology Department
Beaumont Hospital
PO box 1297
Beaumont Road
Dublin 9