Department of Clinical Parasitology

The Department of Clinical Parasitology, which is also the Public Health England (PHE) National Parasitology Reference Laboratory, services requests from PHE and Medical Microbiology laboratories and Haematology laboratories for malaria.

The department offers a wide range of investigations including diagnosis and identification of parasites in clinical material, diagnosis of human parasitic disease by microscopy, immunological methods, culture and genomic detection.

A twenty-four hour service for microscopic diagnosis of malaria is available for emergencies and urgent requests. This can be accessed via the on-call duty doctor.

A consultant-led advisory service on investigation of patients for parasitic disease, the appropriateness of tests, their timing and interpretation together with advice on treatment is also available and should be referred to the Consultant Parasitologist.

The Department User Manual and turnaround times are available to view and download.

The Department of Clinical Parasitology also houses and runs the UK NEQAS Parasitology laboratory and the UK NEQAS-associated teaching facility.

Enquiries should be referred to the Consultant Parasitologist.

Consultant Parasitologist
Prof. P.L. Chiodini
Tel: 020 344 75418
Fax: 0207 383 0041
Consultant Parasitologist
Dr Gauri Godbole
Tel: 020 344 75418
Fax: 0207 383 0041
Laboratory Manager
Dr. Spencer Polley
Tel: 020 344 75411
Fax: 0207 383 0041

For emergencies, Health Care Professionals should contact 0845 155 5000 and ask for duty doctor - tropical medicine.


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