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HSL Parasitology Advisory service

If advice is needed on the clinical interpretation of results by Clinical or Laboratory staff, the Consultant Parasitologist or the Specialist Registrar can be reached via the switchboard (see above).

If the advice relates to a particular result, it is helpful if the clinical details and laboratory reference number are available.

For urgent out of hours advice on clinical matters please phone switchboard (020 3456 7890) and ask to be transferred to the duty tropical medicine specialist registrar.

Laboratory staff will not give out clinical advice.

Patients looking to book a clinical appointment or requiring clinical advice are advised to contact their GP initially or if acutely unwell following recent travel, please refer to the Hospital for Tropical Diseases website.

For further advice on the types of samples and containers appropriate for different tests please contact the relevant section.

If you are unsure which of the above numbers is appropriate, please telephone either section and the Department of Clinical Parasitology staff will put you in touch with the appropriate section/ people.

Please note: Laboratory staff can only give out results to a recognised laboratory or medical practitioner and not members of the general public.