The National Clinical Programme for Pathology is working to develop a National Pathology Handbook, 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 ten 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.
Your feedback should be entered onto the Word document linked below and emailed to Joan McCormack, Programme Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for feedback is 24 September 2018.
A National Model of Care for Hereditary Haemochromatosis was published in July 2016, and provides detailed information on the management of people with this condition, together with a framework for service delivery. The purpose of this guideline is to summarise the laboratory aspects required to support this model of care.
The aim of this guideline is to provide guidance on appropriate requesting of serum prolactin for use by clinicians and clinical laboratories. These guidelines apply to adult non-pregnant patients in hospitals and in primary care settings in the Republic of Ireland.