Laboratory Medicine (Pathology)
Clinical Biochemistry (also known as Clinical Chemistry or Chemical Pathology) is the study of the chemical and biochemical processes of the body in their relation to disease.
In the Clinical Biochemistry laboratory, scientists carry out a wide range of tests to find out more about your child’s condition, or to monitor their progress. These tests are based on levels of chemicals in the blood or urine, for example in Diabetes, which alters sugar levels in blood.
Information for professionals
Our Biochemistry lab handbook has a complete set of information for professionals including opening hours, key contacts and services required.
- View or download the Alder Hey Biochemistry Lab Handbook (PDF)
- View or download the list of referral laboratories (PDF)
Authorised by: Paul Newland, Clinical Director for Pathology
Date of next review: January 2018