Society for Endocrinology Summer Studentship
KingsPath are delighted to announce we have been successful in our application for a Society for Endocrinology Summer Studentship. The study will focus on the measurement of salivary cortisol & cortisone using the LC-MS/MS.
For more information on the Society for Endocrinology, please visit http://www.endocrinology.org
August 8, 2013, 4:03 pm
GSTS Pathology LLP publishes end of year accounts 2012
GSTS Pathology LLP published its audited Annual Accounts for the year ending 31 December 2012 on 19 July 2013.
During 2012 GSTS Pathology LLP generated £87.6 million of revenue, an increase of 3.7% on the previous year and a profit of £0.3m. These results reflect the management team’s focus on quality, innovation, improving efficiency and driving cost reductions for its NHS customers.
One of the key components to this year’s successful financial result has been the rigorous cost improvement programme designed to drive permanent and sustainable operational efficiencies for the existing contracts at Guy’s, St Thomas’, King’s College and Bedford Hospitals and in central support functions.
Richard Jones, CEO, GSTS Pathology said: “2012 saw us translate the new leadership capability and operational plans we put in place during 2011 into a sustainable financial turnaround. We are now focused on investing in innovation and building on our reputation as a high quality laboratory provider. With our unique scientific and clinical partnership we plan to exploit significant opportunities for growth as the NHS responds to the challenge of pathology modernisation.”
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Notes for Editors:
• GSTS Pathology is the largest independent pathology provider in the UK. Around 1,000 employees conduct more than 14.4million pathology tests a year, consisting of over 1,800 different types of routine and specialist reference tests.
• The original partnership between Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and Serco went live in February 2009, with King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust joining the joint venture in October 2010.
July 29, 2013, 9:58 am
Now available: Plasma Free Metanephrines Assay Service
Plasma free metanephrines are useful in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with the catecholamine-secreting tumours phaeochromocytoma and paraganglioma. Metanephrine (metadrenaline) and normetanephrine (normetadrenaline) are the O-methylated metabolites of adrenaline and noradrenaline, respectively. These metabolites have been consistently shown to offer greater sensitivity and specificity for tumour detection than adrenaline and noradrenaline measurement alone.
We measure plasma free metanephrines (metanephrine and normetanephrine) by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry using TurboFlowTM, a novel online sample preparation system.
Full details are available on the dedicated Biochemistry test page.
June 25, 2013, 9:11 am
Now available: Beta-2 Transferrin/Tau Protein testing
Beta-2 transferrin also known as Tau protein is the carbohydrate free isoform of transferrin. It is produced from transferrin by loss of sialic acid due to the presence of neuraminidase activity in the brain; therefore, beta-2 transferrin is located only within the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), perilymph, and aqueous humor. Its absence from other bodily secretions makes its detection invaluable in confirming the diagnosis of CSF rhinorrhea or otorrhea (leakage of CSF into the nose or ear canal, usually as a result of head trauma, tumor, congenital malformation or surgery).
Full details are available on the dedicated biochemistry test page.
June 25, 2013, 9:08 am