The Andrology department is based within Pathology at the Maelor Hospital, Wrexham. The department provides testing for male fertility, post-vasectomy analysis and retrograde ejaculation investigations.
There is a clinic room available for sample production for patients that live greater than 45 minutes travel time away from the pathology laboratory. This is available by appointment only.
Information on collection and delivery of samples is provided in the semen analysis kits that are available from the doctor or the laboratory.
The kit includes:
Results should be available from the clinician 14 days after the sample is received.
The Transfusion service provides testing and blood component supply to support the clinical care of patients. This is supported by a team of Transfusion Practitioners providing clinical advice and supporting clinical staff training.
The department offers a broad spectrum of tests for the diagnosis and monitoring of disease, and response to therapy. These will measure levels of specific cellular, biological and chemical components of body fluids required to assess or monitor the function/dysfunction of organs.
Tests include blood glucose, electrolytes, enzymes, hormones, lipids (fats), other metabolic substances, drug analysis, full blood count, plasma viscosity, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, infectious mononucleosis and Malaria screen. These tests are performed using fully automated and sophisticated equipment, able to handle high volumes, and make results available within a very short turnaround time.
Immunology specialises in investigating abnormalities and disturbances of the immune system.
Our department offers a comprehensive range of investigations to assist clinicians caring for those patients with autoimmune, rheumatological, renal, allergic, neurological, gastrointestinal disorders and immunological deficiencies.
Laboratory Investigations include:
The Phlebotomy service is responsible for collecting blood samples.
All blood sample for laboratory testing will be collected by an appropriate health care worker via your GP or other Health Care Professional.
When referred you will be directed to the appropriate phlebotomy service, where your sample/s will be referred to the laboratory.
Any questions regarding your tests should be directed to your GP or Health Care Professional.
Everyone coming into our hospitals will be provided with a fluid resistant facemask on arrival.