Reference Biochemistry Department
The Reference Biochemistry Department is a UKAS Accredited medical laboratory (UKAS no 9067) providing a full range of routine and specialist testing
Working out of King’s College Hospital in south London, we undertake testing for the hospital and its surrounding community, and for applied and contracted biomedical research. Of the 4 million tests we undertake per year, 80% are routine diagnostic tests and 20% are highly complex and specialised.
We are a centre for training in metabolic medicine for medical graduates and laboratory staff and provide comprehensive pre- and post-investigation consultation and interpretation of results for hospital medical staff and general practitioners.
Under the lead of consultant clinical scientist Professor Roy Sherwood, we:
- Evaluate new assays and offer contract research for the NHS.
- Support clinical and research trials for both public and private sector organisations. We are currently collaborating with major global pharmaceutical companies and research institutions.
- Maintain our focus on developing and training our people. Several staff have undertaken research projects for MScs, PhDs and Royal College accreditation. We also support laboratory-based projects for undergraduate, post-graduate and overseas students.