Laboratory Contact Details

Opening Hours and Laboratory Telephone Extension Numbers

Prefix (021) 49  for direct access from outside Cork University Hospital. The telephone enquiry service should be used for emergency enquiries only.  Sample Deadline denotes the cut-off for receipt of routine samples. 

Blood TransfusionContact No.Opening HoursSample Deadline
Blood Transfusion LaboratoryExt. 22537

08:00-20:00 Mon-Fri

09:00-12:00 Sat

17:00 (Mon-Fri)

09:30 (Sat)

Antenatal Section of LaboratoryExt: 22668  

Only emergency samples will be processed during the out-of-hours service.

Blood Transfusion LaboratoryFax Number: (021) 4922004
Medical Scientist On-callBleep:199

Clinical BiochemistryContact No.Opening HoursSample Deadline
Clerical Office -Results/Enquiries- :Ext. 22528 09:00-17.00 Mon-Fri16:30  Mon-Fri
Clinical Biochemistry Main LabExt. 20173

Only emergency samples will be processed during the out-of-hours service.

Non urgent specimens will be stored at 4°C and processed the next working day.

Urgent requests from external hospitals/locations need to be notified to the Biochemistry Dept outside of routine hours 

Please note: All genetic testing requires consent.  

Molecular Genetics

Ext. 22531

Specific Proteins / ImmunologyExt. 22535
Medical Scientist on callBleep: 376

Clinical MicrobiologyContact NoOpening HoursSample Deadline
Clerical Office -Results/Enquiries- :Ext. 2250109:00-17:00 Mon-Fri16:30  Mon-Fri
Main Laboratory  Routine Bacterilogy Mycology/Antibiotic AssaysExt. 22503/22505

Limited service after 17:00 Only emergency samples will be processed during the out-of-hours service.  Non urgent specimens will be stored appropriately and processed the next working day.  

Infectious Diseases Serology22506
Category 3 Laboratory - TB


Category 3 Laboratory Enterics22821
Covid Laboratory22139
Infection Control28074/28075
Medical Scientist on callBleep 375

Haematology & CoagulationContact NoOpening HoursSample Deadline

Day Enquiries (Secretarial),

e.g. FBC, Warfarin/Coagulation results etc.
Ext. 22541

09:00 to 17:00

16:30  Mon-Fri

 Urgent Evening, On Call, enquires (laboratory)

Ext. 20172


 Haematinics Enquiries Only

Ext. 22128

 Routine Hours 09.00 to 17.00

 Medical Scientist on call (Haematology):Bleep: 377

Only emergency samples will be processed during the out-of-hours service.

Non urgent specimens will be stored and processed the next working day.

PathologyContact NoOpening HoursSample Deadline

Histopathology (Laboratory)



Deirdre Galvin (Admin. Officer)


Ext:22514 / 22510 


021 4649700


08:00-18:00 Mon-Fri

09:00 12:00 Sat

08:00-18:00 Mon-Fri  

08:00-18:00 Mon-Fr

16.30  Mon-Fri Fixed & unfixed specimens

11:45 Sat. Fixed specimens only

CytopathologyExt. 225119am 5pm Mon Fri No service on Sat4.30pm
Specimen ReceptionExt. 22792  
Consultant PathologistExt.22514/ 22510  
Post Mortem /Mortuary ServicesExt. 22525 /2288324 hour service11am cut-off
Renal Pathology/Electron Microscopy

Ext 21315

Bleep: 379

08:00-16:00 Mon-Fri Mon – Fri 8am to 15:30pm

 Out of hours contact Pathologist on call via switch. 

Neuropathology Office

Neuropathology Laboratory      

 Ext 22520 

 Ext 22519

09:00-17:00 Mon-Fri 16:00  Mon-Fri

 Mobile for Consultant Neuropathologist on call: Contact CUH  switchboard 

ImmunologyContact NoOpening HoursSample Deadline
Autoimmune SerologyExt. 22535 08:00-17:00 Mon-Fri No service on Sat  16:30  Mon-Fri

Point Of CareContact NoOpening HoursSample Deadline
POCT OfficeExt. 20262 09:00-17:00 Mon-FriN/a