Endocrinology Section
Performing a specialist assay in our Endocrinology Laboratory

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 following pages.

Contact Information

Role Name Tel:
Consultant Dr Julian H Barth 0113-39-23607
Principal Biochemist Dr Helen Field 0113-20-67417
Laboratory Manager Mr Clive Ford 0113-20-64717
Laboratory 0113-20-67043

Contact Address

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

Routine hours: 8.30am to 5.30pm (Monday to Friday)


Page updated: 21/02/17 | Updated by: Clive Ford