The Histopathology Laboratory is part of the LabMed Directorate at St James Hospital and is one of the largest histology laboratories in the Republic of Ireland, providing a comprehensive service to the hospital itself as well as to many outside institutuions, general practioners and other hospital nationwide.
The Department offers sub-specialised diagnostic reporting in : Gynecological, breast, lung, gastrointestinal, head and neck, dental, skin, soft tissue, haemato-lymphoid pathology and Cytopathology. In addition the department carries out hospital and coroner directed post mortems. It provides diagnostic opinion for patients of St James Hospital, GPs within the Eastern Region, has a large national referral service and contributes to the extensive multi disciplinary team (MDT) meeting schedule of the hospital.
The department offers several excellent diagnostic facilities including automated immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry and molecular diagnostics.
The department is accreditated by INAB ISO15189, 2012.
The Department of Histopathology at St James's Hospital has a strong reputation for post graduate training and research in histopathology.
The academic Department of Histopathology at Trinity College Dublin provides teaching to medical undergraduates in their 3rd and 4th medical years.
Research laboratories are based at St James's Hospital, AMNCH Tallaght and the Coombe Women's Hospital and offer a full range of genomic, functional genomic and proteomic facilities.
For information in regard to the test repertoire offered, sample types required, and test turnaround times, please see the LabMed User Guide
If a diagnosis is deemed “CRITICAL” by the reporting pathologist, examples being unexpected malignancy, unexpected infection in an immunocompromised patient, evidence of a clinical mishap such as a perforated body viscus/ organ, or an unexpected clinically significant inflammatory process such as vasculitis, we we attempt to communicate the report to the clinical team by bleep or mobile telephone number. Occasionally the consultant pathologist will telephone, email or text message the consultant clinician – this is more common at weekends. If electronic communication is made only MRN and initials of patient should be used . Details of all such communication are recorded in the report
Ref: LP HIST 0003 Reporting of surgical pathology material
The Laboratory provides a routine 08:00 to 17:30 service Monday to Friday.
The secretarial staff is available for enquiries from 08:00 to 17:00.
Urgent Histopathology cases for Reporting on Saturdays:
All cases must be discussed on the Friday with the reporting pathologist. Details of the pathologist on call may be obtained from the Histopathology Office on ext 2063 or 2992.
The mobile phone number of the requesting clinician must be written on the request form.
Cases lacking either of the above details will be processed as routine cases and not reported on a Saturday morning.
Out of Hours Service
A limited out-of-hours service is available by prior arrangement. If essential, relevant pathologists can be contacted out-of-hours through the hospital switchboard (01) 4103000
Phone: (01) 416 2992 or (01) 416 2063
Fax: (01) 410 3514
Central Pathology laboratory,
St. James's Hospital,
|Department Office||(01) 416 2063/2992|
|Cytopathology Secretary||(01) 416 2904|
|Main Histopathology Laboratory||(01) 416 2033|
|Cytology Laboratory||(01) 416 2905|
|Head of Department, Consultant Histopathologist||Dr. Niamh Leonard||(01) 416 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Deputy Head of Dept, Consultant Histopathologist||Dr. Stephen Finn||(01) 416 email@example.com|
|Head of Post Mortem Service, Consultant Histopathologist||Dr. Richard Flavin||(01) 416 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chief Medical Scientist||Mr Ronan Ward||(01) 416 email@example.com|
|Fine Needle Aspiration, Booking Request||Cytology registrar||(01) 416 2993 Bleep 654|
|Frozen Section Booking Request||(01) 410 2993|
|NCHDs Office||(01) 416 2993
(01) 428 4525
|Quality Coordinator||Sinead Cronnollyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Breast/Cytopathology||Dr. Barabara Dunne||(01) 416 email@example.com|
|Gynaecological Pathology||Dr. Ciarán Ó Riain||(01) 416 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cytopathology/Breast Pathology||Dr Aoife Maguire||(01) 416 email@example.com|
|Dermatopathology||Dr. Mairín McMenamin||(01) 416 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Gastrointestinal Pathology||Dr. Cian Muldoon||(01) 416 email@example.com|
|Respiratory/Cytopathology Lead||Dr. Siobhan Nicholson||(01) 416 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hepatopathology/Molecular Pathology||Dr. Stephen Finn||(01)416 email@example.com|
|Urology/Respiratory Pathology||Dr. Niamh Leonard||(01) 416 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dental/Head & Neck Pathology||Dr. Mary Toner||(01) 416 2987
(Dublin Dental Hospital)
|Dental/Head and Neck Pathology||Dr. Esther O Regan||(01) 416 email@example.com|
|Gynaecological Pathology||Prof. John O'Leary||(01) firstname.lastname@example.org
|Haematopathology/Molecular Pathology||Dr. Richard Flavin||(01) 416 email@example.com|
|Haematopathology||Dr. Michael Jeffers||(01) 416 2992|
|Gyneacological Pathology||Dr Colette Adida||(01) 416 2992|
|Neuropathology||Dr Francesca Brett||
(01) 416 2992
(01) 8093000 ( Beaumont Hospital)
|Autopsy Room||(01) 416 2237|
|Academic Secretary||Aisling o Mahoney||(01) 8963296|
An INAB accredited Medical Testing Laboratory, Registration Number 327MT