Our laboratory provides a Haemoglobinopathy screening service that includes Antenatal, Regional Newborn screening, Pre-operative screening, the provision of a monitoring service for patients with haemoglobin disorders for the clinical teams and family self referrals through GPs.
We screen approximately 25,000 adults and 45,000 newborns each year using dedicated equipment and IT systems. The laboratory is well supported by expert Consultant Haematologists, paediatricians, neonatologists and an expert nursing team in order to diagnose, monitor and ensure clinical care for individuals with clinically severe haemoglobinopathies.
Further information for parents on the tests in the newborn screening panel and the whole newborn screening process can be found on the
Screening for sickle cell and thalassaemia
The screening laboratory is open from 08.30 to 17.00 Monday to Friday..
There is no formal commitment to provide an analytical service outside opening hours.
We are located at St James’s University Hospital site, Block 46, Chancellor Wing
Antenatal & Newborn Haemoglobinopathy Screening Laboratory
Specialist Laboratory Medicine
St James’s University Hospital
Leeds, LS9 7TF
Haemoglobinopathy Screening main enquiry service
0113 2065806 / 2065328 leedsth-tr.SCTlab@nhs.net
Consultant Haematologist and Clinical Lead
Dr Michael Richards
0113 392 8776
Operational Lead for Specialist Services
0113 206 5806