Immunology

What We Do

The Department of Immunology is part of the Laboratory Medicine (LabMed) Directorate and the Medical Directorate in St. James’s Hospital. The clinical team see patients with a wide range of conditions including immunodeficiency, vasculitis, complex autoimmune diseases and allergy, while the laboratory performs a wide range of tests that help in the diagnosis of a range of diseases.

The Department operates an in-patient service, two weekly out-patient clinics, five-day day ward services and a consultancy service. The department is also very involved in medical education and research.

The remit of the Department of Immunology is to investigate and treat patients with disorders of the immune system.  These disorders include immunodeficiency, vasculitis, coeliac disease and other autoimmune disorders. Patient information booklets about some of these diseases are available on the hospital web.

For more detailed information regarding the test repertoire offered, sample types required, reference ranges and test turnaround times, please see our Laboratory User Manaul.

Patient Information

This section should answer any practical questions you may have about the Immunology Department as a visitor, patient or outpatient.

Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information for St. James's Hospital Immunology Patients

Joint International Statement on the current epidemics of the new Coronavirus Covid-19, 11.03.2020

Changes to Immunology service due to COVID-19 crisis

Immunology Information

Frequently Asked Questions in the Clinical Immunology Department

Ten Ways to Help Your Immune System

Allergy Information:

Frequently Asked Questions about Allergy

Penicillin Allergy Patient Information

Information for Patients with Confirmed Penicillin Allergy

Opening Hours

Clinical Secretary:

The Clinical Secretary is availabe form 9.30 to 16.30

Telephone (Trudy Carty): (01) 4162928

Laboratory:

The Immunology laboratory is open between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday. Please do not phone the laboratory for results - for test results phone the Clerical Office

Clerical Office:

Results are available from the Clerical Office from 9am to 5pm

Telephone: (01) 416 2034, 4162016, 4162051, 4162061, 4162075

Contact Details

 

Title Name PhoneEmail 
Head of Department / Consultant Immunologist Dr. Niall Conlon (01) 4162928  
Dr. David Edgar 
Chief Medical Scientist Dr. Jean Dunne  (01) 4162921 dunnej1@tcd.ie
Immunology Specialist Registrar    

(01) 4162932

Bleep 746

 
Immunology SHO   

(01) 4162932

Bleep 746

 
Allergy Advice     AllergyAdvice@stjames.ie
Immunology Nurse Specialist

Aoife McKeever,

Patricia Mc Crea,

Anne Sloan,

Anne Baron

(01) 4103381

Bleep 340

 
Departmental Secretary Ms. Trudy Carty (01) 4162928 tcarty@stjames.ie

Immunology Clinic

Specialty

DayLocation

Consultant/Contact details

Immunology Monday am Outpatients Suite 2 Dr. Niall Conlon/Dr. David Edgar
Immunology Thursday pm Phase 1H GEMS Dr. Niall Conlon/Dr. David Edgar

Referral Procedure

Appointments for the Immunology OPD Clinic are made by the Immunology Department only after receipt of a referral letter from a GP or consultant. Referral letters are evaluated by the Consultant and appointments are sent out to patients where appropriate.

For referral of patients that may have had a peri-operative anaphylactic reaction please fill out the Peri-Operative Drug Reaction Referral form below.

Peri-Operative Drug Reaction Referral Form

Please note that waiting times for Immunology Clinics are long and that we continually work to improve this.

All referral letters should be sent to the Immunology Clinical Secretary at the address given below.

Immunology Referral Address and Contact Details

Immunology Clinical Secretary,
Hospital 5,
St. James's Hospital,
James's Street,
Dublin 8.

Telephone: (01) 4162928

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