Opportunity to participate in the external consultation process of the National Pathology Handbook – New guidelines available


National Laboratory Handbook latest draft guideline now available for review

The National Clinical Programme for Pathology continues to develop a National Pathology Handbook for Ireland, which will provide a set of national guidelines and order sets for common clinical diagnostic problems, particularly those associated with high volumes or potential over-usage of investigations.

Volume 2. of the National Laboratory Handbook was published in 2018.

The Handbook continues to be developed in stages, with a bundle of new guidelines and reports included in each volume. 

We are now in the process of external consultation for the draft guidelines listed on this webpage and would value your review and feedback.

Feedback to be submitted by 1 March 2019

Your feedback should be entered onto the Word document linked below and emailed to Joan McCormack, Programme Manager at joanmccormack@rcpi.ie

The closing date for feedback is 1 March 2019.

Serological Testing for Coeliac Disease

The aim of this guideline is to provide indications and guidance for serological testing for coeliac disease, including circumstances where testing is not required, or when retesting may be indicated.

Chemical Pathology Laboratory Profiles

The aim of this document is to provide proposals for minimum set tests to be included in nationally standardised profiles for liver, renal, bone and thyroid investigations.

Contact us

Joan McCormack

Programme Manager, National Clinical Programmes

Tel: +353 863 9621

Joan McCormack is the Programme Manager for the National Clinical Programme for:

  • Stroke
  • Pathology