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Clyde Biochemistry Laboratories (those based at Royal Alexandra Hospital, Inverclyde Royal Hospital and Vale of Leven Hospital) has been accredited with UKAS to standard ISO 15189:2012 for much of our test repertoire. The certificate of accreditation is available online.

The scope of our accreditation includes the majority of the tests performed by our laboratories, with a small number of tests not falling within our accreditation status (for example, no fluid analyses (on fluids other than CSF, urine or blood / serum / plasma) are accredited) – see the link above for details of our accredited scope.

Specialist services including Protein Electrophoresis and less often requested endocrine assays are based at RAH. 

All routine GP work within the Clyde Sector is also based at RAH.

Please accept our apologies for the behaviour of links on this webpage. This is due to a global setting which is outwith the Biochemistry Department’s control.

Service Hours

The routine operating hours are:

Monday – Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm

Saturday – Sunday 8.30am to 12.00pm (IRH) & 9.00am to 12.00pm (RAH) 

There is a 24hr emergency service for urgent samples outwith these hours.

Contact Details

Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH)

Corsebar Road, Paisley, Renfrewshire PA2 9PN

Telephone: 0141 314 6157 ext 06157

Inverclyde Royal Hospital (IRH)

Larkfield Road, Greenock PA16 0XN

Telephone: 01475 504827 ext 04827 – Emergency requests ext 04213

Vale of Leven Hospital (VOL)

Main Street, Alexandria G83 0UA

Telephone: 01389 817568 ext 87568

POCT issues / Cryoglobulin testing 

For routine issues with gas analysers or blood glucose meters and to arrange training / barcode for meters please email:

Cryoglobulin testing can also be arranged via this email address.

Clinical Advice

Both Primary and Secondary care professionals served by the Clyde Biochemistry Laboratory can obtain clinical advice by email:


We are committed to providing a quality service to users. If you wish to provide feedback on the Clyde Glasgow Biochemistry service, please contact our  Quality Manager

Handbooks and Manuals
Laboratory Newsletter

The most recent laboratory newsletter is available below:

Newsletter 19 – Mar 2022

Previous issues of the newsletter are stored in the Clyde Biochemistry Document Library: