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Society for Endocrinology Summer Studentship

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.”

- ENDS-

Media Enquiries:

GSTS - 020 7188 2500

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

Society for Endocrinology Summer StudentshipAugust 8 ‘13

GSTS Pathology LLP publishes end of year accounts ...July 29 ‘13

Now available: Plasma Free Metanephrines Assay Ser...June 25 ‘13

Now available: Beta-2 Transferrin/Tau Protein test...June 25 ‘13

Now available: Plasma Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor (T...January 30 ‘13

Now available: Plasma Triazole Antifungal Assay Se...January 30 ‘13

DX deliveriesAugust 15 ‘12

COBALT & CHROMIUM TESTING RE. METAL-ON-METAL HIP R...June 11 ‘12

NEW TEST: C-PEPTIDEMay 16 ‘12

King’s Acute Porphyria Service designated a Nation...April 16 ‘12

24 Hours In A&E wins best documentary seriesMarch 21 ‘12

King’s Cord Blood Service featured in The GuardianMarch 20 ‘12

Filming completed for series 2 of Channel 4's ‘24 ...March 7 ‘12

GSTS-KingsPath at BioMedica 2012 – DublinDecember 23 ‘11

GSTS-KingsPath at Biomedical Science Congress 2011...September 14 ‘11

NEW TEST: CALCITONINAugust 1 ‘11

The King's Blood Institute - dedicated website now...July 14 ‘11

GSTS named 'Diagnostics provider of the year' by H...June 3 ‘11

KingsPath & GSTS at NHS Confederation annual confe...May 18 ‘11

Now available: 5-FU toxicity testingMay 17 ‘11

Now available: Therapeutic drug monitoring for ant...May 17 ‘11

New Channel 4 series focuses on King's College Hos...May 11 ‘11

GSTS-KingsPath at EHA 2011 – LondonMay 11 ‘11

NICE RECOMMENDS CA125 TESTING FOR OVARIAN CANCERApril 27 ‘11

NEW ASSAY: TOTAL BILE ACIDSJanuary 13 ‘11

NEW TEST: SALIVARY CORTISOLJanuary 12 ‘11

NEW LIVER ASSAY: EverolimusJanuary 7 ‘11

NEW TEST: IGF Binding Protein-1January 7 ‘11

KingsPath and GSTS Pathology Announce Joint Ventur...October 13 ‘10

KINGSPATH SCIENTIST'S "EXTRAORDINARY" CONTRIBUTIONAugust 19 ‘10

NEW ADDITION: Clinical CytologyAugust 5 ‘10

NEW TEST: Urinary IodineMay 19 ‘10

NEW TEST: Cystatin CMay 17 ‘10

NEW TOXICOLOGY ASSAYS: Sulpiride , Quinine & Quini...April 29 ‘10

NEW TEST: Urine MetanephrinesApril 28 ‘10

Trace Elements Request FormsApril 16 ‘10

New-look KingsPath website!April 7 ‘10

Biomedical Science CongressJune 22 ‘09

New e-mail addressesJune 22 ‘09

New LCMS for ToxicologyAugust 6 ‘08

KingsPath at Focus 2008 - BirminghamMay 8 ‘08

New Liver Pathology Section (Jan 2008)January 30 ‘08

Re-opening of King's Perinatal Post Mortem Service...January 2 ‘08

King’s Haematological Malignancy Diagnostic Centre...November 30 ‘07

Official opening of new Blood Sciences Laboratory ...November 8 ‘07

Virtual Panoramic Tour of Blood Sciences Laborator...October 25 ‘07

Clozapine Assay Service Goes Live 1st Nov (Oct 200...October 23 ‘07

Upcoming Improvements to CDT Test Method (Oct 2007...October 23 ‘07

Extension of temporary closure of King’s perinatal...June 19 ‘07

Toxicology Unit moves to Kings (May 2007)May 3 ‘07

2007/08 Prices (Apr 2007)April 24 ‘07

New molecular Histopathology tests (Feb 2007)March 5 ‘07

New Biochemistry Tests (Feb 2007)February 23 ‘07

PM and Health Secretary tour of Blood Sciences Lab...February 21 ‘07

New prices for Haemoglobin variant & Thalassaemia ...February 19 ‘07

King's achieves Foundation Trust status (Dec`06)December 4 ‘06

New state-of-the-art Blood Sciences Laboratory now...November 10 ‘06

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