Specialist Immunology Laboratory
The Immunology service is provided via a Service Level Agreement (SLA) with Cambridge University Hospitals (Addenbrooke’s Hospital). This service is supported by two consultant clinical immunologists who are available on site to discuss investigation of immunodeficiency and immunity in adults, and for clinical liaison. There is cross site working with Addenbrookes Clinical Immunology Service who provided the laboratory diagnostic service.
Immunology laboratory services are provided by the Immunology laboratory, Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology, at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.
The Immunology laboratory provides a comprehensive Regional service to hospitals within the Eastern Region and local GP’s. It specialises in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with suspected or confirmed immunodeficiencies, autoimmune diseases, allergy and inflammatory states. It runs a wide range of assays including autoimmune serology, allergy testing, immunochemistry , lymphocyte phenotyping by flow cytometry, and highly specialised cell function tests. We also carry out a wide range of specialised assays, including specific microbial antibodies, for hospitals outside the region.
The laboratory belongs to all relevant National Quality Assurance Schemes and is accredited with the Clinical Pathology Accreditation (CPA) scheme, and as part of the Cambridge Biomedical Research Campus, the Department of Clinical Immunology is a Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS) Centre of Excellence member.
Contact details: Consultant immunologist secretary on 01480 364117