The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Specialist Biochemistry - Endocrinology

The Endocrinology Laboratory at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust provides a full endocrine and tumour marker service for all the hospitals in Leeds and Bradford and a specialist service for other hospitals in the region and across the country. Our laboratory includes the Supraregional Assay Service accredited Centre for Steroid Hormones.

The SAS Centre for Steroid Hormones was established in 1974 with a strong academic and clinical service ethos. The fundamental policy of the Centre has been to develop, validate and maintain a wide repertoire of steroid assays using either in-house extraction methodology with RIA end-points or analysis by tandem mass spectrometry. All assays used fully assured and evaluated antisera. This approach has ensured that assay characteristics are fully known and maintained long term.

We aim to ensure that senior staff are readily available at all times to give interpretative advice and accurate information in response to any enquiries.

More information on sample requirements, assay interferences and test interpretation can be found on the Tests and Tubes section

We are located at St James’s University Hospital site, Block 46, Chancellor Wing

Endocrinology Laboratory (including SAS Steroid Centre)
Specialist Laboratory Medicine
Block 46
ST James University Hospital
Leeds LS9 7TF

Key Contacts:

Endocrinology Lab
0113 206 7043


Stephen GibbonsConsultant Biochemist

Dr Stephen Gibbons

0113 206 4717



Clive FordAdvanced Biomedical Scientist

Mr Clive Ford

0113 206 7036


Annie Fleming

Advanced Biomedical Scientist

Mrs Annie Fleming

0113 206 7043


April Fairhurst

Advanced Biomedical Scientist

Mrs April Fairhurst

0113 206 7043