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Molecular haemostasis and thrombosis



  • 4th floor, North Wing
    St Thomas' Hospital
    Westminster Bridge Road
    London SE1 7EH
  • Tel: 020 7188 2781 /2807 /2802
    Open: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm



LL requests must be accompanied by a completed request form which includes:

    • Full name
    • Date of birth
    • Hospital and/ or NHS number
    • Sex
    • Clinical information ie disorder and severity
    • pedigree (if relevant/ useful)
    • Tests requested/ required

Specimen collection

Sample required: EDTA (purple top tube)
5-10ml venous blood should be collected from a peripheral vein into tubes containing EDTA as anticoagulant, and the tubes inverted 8-10 times, WITHOUT SHAKING, to ensure proper anticoagulation.  Whole blood collected into sealed vacuum tubes can be stored at room temperature for 24-48 hours without detectable deterioration of the sample.

Sample transit and delivery address

Samples can be sent by post.  Current postal regulations can be found in the leaflet "Prohibited Restricted Goods" (ref: RMN/15/93/B) and "Handy Guide to Inland Services" (ref: RMND05/98/A5).

Samples should be sent to:
Jacky Cutler
Centre for Haemostasis and Thrombosis
(The Haemophilia Reference Centre)
1st floor, North Wing
St Thomas' Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH 

Time limits for requesting additional examinations 

Please contact the laboratory on 020 7188 2798 to discuss this matter.