Quality control of blood lead analyses
The table below lists laboratories that have made their performance in the UK National External Quality Assessment Scheme (UK NEQAS) known to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). These laboratories are available to perform blood lead analyses.
HSE Medical Inspectors and appointed doctors are expected to use one of the laboratories on the list for measurement of blood lead under the Control of Lead at Work Regulations 2002.
Inclusion of a laboratory in the list does not imply HSE approval or accreditation
Queries about the performance of individual laboratories or enquiries from laboratories wishing to be included in the table below should be addressed to Kate Jones, Principal Scientist, Health and Safety Executive, Harpur Hill, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 9JN.
List of laboratories that have agreed to make their quality control performance known to HSE and are available to conduct blood lead measurements (updated January 2023)
|SYNLAB Laboratory Services||Abergavenny||01873 856 688|
|Birmingham Heartlands Hospital||Birmingham||0121 424 2000|
|Trace Laboratories||Birmingham||0121 442 4103|
|Health and Safety Laboratory||Buxton||0203 028 3383|
|University Hospital of Wales||Cardiff||02920 745814|
|Glasgow Royal Infirmary||Glasgow||0141 211 4638|
|Royal Surrey County Hospital||Guildford||01483 571122 ext 3624|
|St James's University Hospital||Leeds||0113 243 3144|
|Alder Hey Children's Hospital||Liverpool||0151 228 4811|
|Royal Liverpool Hospital||Liverpool||0151 706 4755|
|Kings College Hospital||London||0203 299 4127|
|Queen's Medical Centre||Nottingham||0115 924 9924|
|RPS Laboratories||Salford||0161 874 1553|
|Southampton General Hospital||Southampton||023 8079 6237|
|Sandwell DGH||West Bromwich||0121 507 3517|