Welcome to Clinical Chemistry and Endocrinology


Preeclampsia Fact Sheet Apr 2019

Vitamin B12 testing Fact Sheet Mar 2019

Faecal Elastase Fact Sheet Feb 2019

CSF Xanthochromia Fact Sheet May 2018

hCG Fact Sheet May 2018

Aldosterone Renin Ratio Fact Sheet (Feb 2018)

Dihydrotestosterone Fact Sheet (Feb 2018)

Testosterone Fact Sheet (Feb 2018)

Antimullerian Hormone (AHM) Fact Sheet May 2018

Plasma Metanephrine Normetanephrine Fact Sheet Jan 2018 - 01

Sensitive Oestradiol Fact Sheet Jan 2018 - 01

Endocrine Dynamic Function Protocols (Jan 2017)

Patient Information - Dietary restriction requirements for urinary biogenic amine testing (Jan 2017)

hs-TnT Assay Flowchart (Sep 2015)

Immunosuppressant Drug Monitoring: For access to the East Coast Renal Service Transplant Guideline please visit the St George and Sutherland Hospitals Renal and Hypertension website.

For information about pathology tests and their significance please view Lab Tests on Line.


HVA and VMA not tested in adults Nov 2019

Methylmalonic acid (March 2019)

Cessation of Faecal Fats testing (Feb 2019)

Improvements to Clozapine service (Feb 2019)

Introduction of Holotranscobalamin (Active B12) testing (Aug 2017)

Changes to testing of “Reducing Substances” in Urine and Faeces (Aug 2017)

Lipase replaces Amylase testing in Sydney Hospital (Aug 2016)

Patient Safety Alert: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring - Stop dual reporting of drugs in mass and SI units (July 2016)

Thyroglobulin, anti-thyroglobulin and TPO antibody testing - stop dual reporting of results with old and new method (July 2016)

New Method for Fertility Hormones (April 2016)

New Dihydrotesterone Method by LCMS/MS (March 2016)

New Sensitive Estradiol Method by LCMS/MS (March 2016)

New Testosterone, Androstenedione and 17OH-Progesterone Method by LCMS/MS (Dec 2015)

How to interpret serum cortisol results issued by an updated method (Sep 2015)

Change in Screening for Gestational Diabetes (Dec 2014)

Phasing out of CKMB Assay (Nov 2014)

Changing eGFR calculation from MDRD equation to CKD-EPI formula (Oct 2014)

ACTH and Growth Hormone change of analytical methods of measurement (Sep 2014)

Patient Safety Alert: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring: Change of Measurement Units (Aug 2014)

Change of analytical method of measurement of Thyroid Function Tests (June 2014)

Change of analytical method of measurement of Vit B12 & Folate (Jan 2013)

Corrected Calcium released as new orderable test (July 2010)

Clinical Chemistry Randwick
Clinical Chemistry Kogarah
Multifunction Laboratory Sutherland
Clinical Chemistry Wollongong
Endocrinology Laboratory Randwick


Clinical Chemistry Randwick

Located in the Campus Centre, Barker Street entrance of Prince of Wales Hospital, the department of Clinical Chemistry provides a comprehensive range of clinically relevant biochemical investigations. The department also provides advice on the selection and interpretation of appropriate biochemical investigations as well as on collection, preservation, stabilisation, transport and storage of samples.  The department undertakes a number of investigations on a regional and national basis.  Of special interest are assays provided within the fields of paediatrics, trace elements, vitamins and therapeutic drug monitoring.  The department provides support and training, and contributes to the management of Point of Care Testing (POCT). 

Clinical Chemistry is a 24 hour, 7 day laboratory servicing the Prince of Wales Hospital, Royal Hospital for Women and Sydney Children's Hospital with responsibility for the laboratory work performed at Sydney and Sydney Eye Hospital.

The range of testing includes routine chemistry tests, therapeutic drug monitoring, cardiac markers and pregnancy testing. Clinical chemistry also runs drugs of abuse tests as well as chromtographic and mass spectrometric methods for adrenal tumours; immunosuppressants and acts as a referral centre for a series of vitamins, metabolites and specialised therapeutic drugs.

The manual testing section covers renal calculus assessment, cystic fibrosis diagnosis and screening for sub-archnoid haemorrhage.

The laboratory is involved in supporting a number of clinical trials and takes part in clinical research mostly targeting the investigation of the utility of biomarker in managing diseases.  Key research interests are evidence-based laboratory medicine and guidleline development, and development or adaptation of chromatographic and LC-MS/MS methods.

The laboratory is also involved in teaching medical students at the University of New South Wales and Biomedical Scientists from Australia and New Zealand.

Click here for a list of Clinical Chemistry Publication List
Staff Contact Details 
Clinical Enquiries: On-call registrar 0429 537 546

Clinical Director 
Prof. Andrea Rita Horvath  MD, PhD, EurClinchem, FRCPath, FRCPA
Past President of the European Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine
Phone: (+612) 9382 9078
Fax: (+612) 9382 9099
Email: rita.horvath@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Personal Assistant to Professor Horvath
Jacqueline Weild
Phone: (+612) 9382 9077
Fax: (+612) 9382 9099
Email: jacqueline.weild@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au
Laboratory Manager
Anthony Diamond
Phone: (+612) 9382 9066
Fax: (+612) 93802 9099 
Email:  anthony.diamond@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Clinical Chemistry Kogarah Campus

The Department of Clinical Chemistry at Kogarah Campus provides laboratory and consultative services to St. George Hospital, St.George Private Hospital, Sutherland Hospital, Calvary Hospital and Hurstville Community Health Centre.

The department provides:
• A comprehensive range of routine diagnostic tests;
• A consultative service to clients with respect to appropriate tests, results interpretation and clinical management;
• Training of Technical Officers and Hospital Scientists in all aspects of the Clinical Chemistry Department;
• Undergraduate pathology education to medical students from the University of New South Wales; and
• Routine assays for clinical trials and assay comparison data for test method validation and verification.

Staff Contact Details

Clinical Director

Dr Vivienne Ellis MBBS, PhD, FRCPA, FRACMA
Phone: (+612) 9113 3306
Fax:  (+612) 9113 3982
Email: vivienne.ellis@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Laboratory Manager
Ms Christine Moffat
Phone: (+612) 9113 3312
Fax: (+612) 9113 3982 
Email: christine.moffat@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Senior Hospital Scientist
Ms Gina Solomos
Phone: (+612) 9113 3353
Fax: (+612) 9113 3982
Email: gina.solomos@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au


 Multifunction Laboratory Sutherland Campus

The Multifunction Laboratory at Sutherland Campus provides routine clinical chemistry, haematology, and coagulation testing for clients of Sutherland Hospital.
The clinical chemistry component of the laboratory testing includes electrolytes, urea, creatinine, glucose, blood gases, lipids, liver function tests, pancreatic enzymes, cardiac markers (including troponin T and proBNP), some therapeutic drugs and pregnancy testing.  Clinical chemistry testing is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days/ week.
The laboratory also provides staff training and laboratory tours for medical students as required.

Laboratory Manager
Ms Christine Moffat
Phone: (+612) 9113 3312
Fax: (+612) 9113 3982 
Email: christine.moffat@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Senior Hospital Scientist
Belinda Simpson
Phone: (+612) 9540 7433
Fax: (+612) 9540 7427
Email: belinda.simpson@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Senior Technical Officer
Ms Kerry Earnshaw
Phone: (+612) 9540 7430
Fax: (+612) 9540 7427
Email: kerry.earnshaw@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au


Clinical Chemistry Wollongong Campus

The Clinical Chemistry Department provides timely and accurate results to ISLHD and privately referred patients on a comprehensive range of urgent and routine tests.  These tests range from standard biochemical,haematological and Immunological profiles used for general screening, to hormone, drug and other specialised tests. The department also has a very constructive relationship with referral laboratories based in Sydney and interstate.   A large part of the full repertoire of tests offered by the Clinical Chemistry Department is offered 24hrs per day, 7 days per week.  Only skeleton staffing is available after hours therefore  testing done is restricted to urgent samples only.

To ensure the quality of results the department participates, and has always performed well, in national and international external proficiency testing schemes.

Laboratory Manager
Dr Fernando San Gil
Principal Hospital Scientist
Phone: (+612) 4222 5405
Fax: (+612) 4222 5514
Email: fernando.sangil@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Senior Hospital Scientist
Amy Steele
Phone: (+612) 4222 5405
Fax: (+612) 4222 5514
Email: amy.steele@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au


Endocrinology Laboratory Randwick

SEALS Endocrinology performs a comprehensive range of tests at this site, these include thyroid-related tests, peptide, steroid, bone turnover markers and renal function tests and, in conjunction with the Royal Hospital for Women, provides fertility services. The laboratory actively participates in training junior laboratory staff and is currently undertaking several research projects.

Clinical Enquiries: On-call registrar 0429 537 546

Clinical Director
A/Prof Chris White, MBBS, FRACP, PhD
Phone: (+612) 9382 4813
Fax: (+612) 9382 4808
Email chris.white@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Laboratory Manager
Mr Anthony Diamond
Phone: (+612) 9382 9066
Fax: ( +612) 9382 9099
Email: anthony.diamond@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Back to top