The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Specialist Laboratory Medicine (SLM)

Specialist Laboratory Medicine encompasses specialist testing within the specialties of Biochemistry, Haematology and Immunology. We are a referral lab for non-specialist laboratories within the WYAAT region and beyond.  We support specialist clinical services that are commissioned by NHS England, such as the Newborn screening programme, Haemoglobinopathy screening and the Regional Haemophilia Network.

The department holds an ISO 15189:2012 Medical Laboratories Certificate of Accreditation

Certificate of UKAS Accreditation

For a list of tests delivered by Specialist Laboratory Medicine on both hospital sites and their UKAS accreditation status, please see 

SLM Test Accreditation Status

For a list of non-accredited tests please see

Non-Accredited Tests in SLM

See below for details of our sub-disciplines

Clinical Immunology

Cellular Immunology

Transplant Immunology (Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics)

Biochemical Genetics

Regional Laboratory for Newborn Screening

Regional Laboratory for Haemoglobinopathy Screening

Regional Laboratory for Antenatal Biochemistry Screening for Trisomies 21, 18 and 13 (Down’s, Edwards’ and Patau’s syndromes)

Specialist Endocrinology

Toxicology, Trace Metals and Metabolics

Specialist Haematology