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


Can you take part in the external consultation process for the latest draft guidelines?

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.

Feedback to be submitted by 24 September 2018

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 24 September 2018.

Laboratory testing for Hereditary Haemochromatosis

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.

Laboratory Testing for Hyperprolactinaemia (Prolactin)

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.

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