The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Haemoglobinopathy Screening

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 website
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
Block 46
St James’s University Hospital
Beckett Street
Leeds, LS9 7TF

Haemoglobinopathy Screening main enquiry service

0113 2065806 / 2065328

Key Contacts:

Dr Mike Richards

Consultant Haematologist and Clinical Lead

Dr Michael Richards

0113 392 8776


Lisa FarrahOperational Lead for Specialist Services

Lisa Farrar

0113 206 5806