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. Pathology testing is now performed as part of Health Services Laboratories.

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Other contact information

For test enquires / results during working hours

Telephone: HSL/ TDL switchboard on +44 (0) 207 307 9400 and ask for Parasite serology (level 04), Parasite microscopy (level 04)

For clinical parasitology advice

Telephone: HSL/ TDL switchboard on +44 (0) 207 307 9400 and ask to be transferred to the parasitology registrar.

For out of hours urgent malaria/hot stool/African trypanosomiasis diagnosis only, please call +44 (0)845 155 5000 or +44 (0)20 3456 7890 and ask for the oncall parasitologist.

For urgent out-of-hours advice on clinical matters, please phone switchboard (020 3456 7890) and ask to be transferred to the duty tropical medicine registrar


Hospital for Tropical Diseases
3rd Floor Mortimer Market Centre

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