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Laboratory Medicine

Welcome to the Department of Laboratory Medicine

The Laboratory Medicine services at Rotunda Hospital are committed to providing the highest quality diagnostic and consultative services for all its users and stakeholders.

The Rotunda Department of Laboratory Medicine complies with the International Standard ISO 15189 (Registration Number 208MT), and the regulations, policies, and terms and conditions of both the Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB) and the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA).

This section contains information relevant to both patients and healthcare professionals. For patient information please navigate to bottom of this page; for all other information please read on and navigate to individual department sections.

User Manual

There is currently an App available for download on Android phones (OS 3.0 honeycomb and higher is recommended, limited functionality on OS 2.3-2.7 GingerBread). 

This can be downloaded from your mobile device from here

User Manual PDF- Edition 7 latest release, issued April 2016 is available here.

The user manual contains useful information such as:

  • Reference ranges for all tests
  • Sample types required
  • Turn around times
  • Specimen draw orders
  • All quality aspects
  • Details of referral centres

Places navigate to the relevant discipline where contact details, reference ranges,  request form downloads, active test downloads, and information about each individual department is available.

Patient Information

Patient Information

Office opening hours are 8.30 am - 5.00 pm Monday - Friday.
Tel: 01 817 1739.

Enquiries regarding patient results must be directed to your GP/referring doctor.

Semen Analysis:

  • A referral by your GP/medical centre or hospital consultant is required.
  • Please contact the office on 01 817 1739 in advance to book an appointment.
  • A €30 charge is payable on the day of appointment.
  • Results will be returned to your referring doctor and not directly to you.

Semen analysis form can be downloaded here. 

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Routine laboratory hours are 8.00 am - 6.00 pm Monday to Friday. 

An on-call service is provided between 6.00 pm and 8.00 am Monday to Friday and from Saturday 12.30 pm - Monday 8.00 am. 
A limited service is available on Saturday morning from 9.00 am - 12.30 pm. 

NOTE: Office hours are 8.30 am - 5.00 pm Monday to Friday only.



Please see individual department listings  for further details.

Call number or email to contact.


Laboratory Office 01 817 1739  Send message
Laboratory Manager 01 817 1739  Send message
Quality Manager 01 817 6872  Send message
Training & Dev Co-ordinator 01 817 6863  Send message

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