Contact our Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Unit
Chalfont Centre switchboard number 01494 601 300
Main Laboratory 01494 601 424
Patient results and enquiries 01494 601 423
Consultant Clinical Scientist/Head of Unit Dr K Kipper 01494 601 423
Consultant Clinical Scientist (part-time) Dr E. P. Spencer 01494 601 424
Clinical Scientist Mr A. W. James 01494 601 424
Clinical Scientist Mr F. P. Quinlivan 01494 601 424
Quality & Administration Manager Mrs Kate Choinkowska 01494 601 490
Phlebotomy Services Mrs Julie Dick 01494 601 345
Phlebotomy Services Leah Edwin 01494 601 345
Medical Director Professor J. W. Sander 01494 601 343
The assay service is routinely available Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. For urgent assay requests, please contact the unit in advance. The unit will report on non urgent assay requests within 3 working days of receiving the sample in the laboratory, excluding weekends or bank holidays.
The matrix of choice is serum or plasma, and although they can be used inter-changeably it is preferable to use one or the other. In most clinical settings the measurement of total serum concentrations will suffice and indeed most routine methods for measuring AEDs in sera do not discriminate between the component of drug that is free (unbound) and that that is bound to serum proteins.
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