The department of clinical parasitology offers a full range of microscopy and serology for parasites. Malaria screening is offered 24hrs. For malaria it is advised that a whole blood specimen is couriered direct to the laboratory. Alternatively refer the patient to the outpatients department at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases or the accident and emergency department if after 4pm.

Turnaround times

Access to patient results

Diagnostic results are available via email and post. Urgent results are telephoned.

Prof. Peter Chiodini Tropical and infectious diseases, Parasitology

 Contact details

Hospital for Tropical Diseases
3rd Floor
Mortimer Market Centre
London, WC1E 6JB

GP enquiries
Telephone: 020 3447 5418
Fax: 020 7383 0041

Service manager - Scientific Lead - Spencer Polley

HPA parasitology reference laboratory user manual