Haematological Malignancy Diagnostic Service

How to send us a specimen

HMDS accepts referrals of all types of diagnostic specimens (blood, bone marrow and tissue samples) from NHS and private providers within the United Kingdom. **Please ensure samples are sent DIRECTLY to HMDS within our Specimen Reception opening hours.**

HMDS Opening Hours

Routine Service Hours: Monday – Friday 09:00 – 17:00

Specimen Reception Hours: Monday – Friday 09:00 – 20:00

Please Note: Staff may be available in the department between Monday to Friday 08:00-20:00, and Saturday 09:00 to 13:00. Provision can be made for urgent samples (see HMDS Laboratory User Guide).  

Weekends and bank holidays are not routinely staffed, and the service is limited to a range of tests.

Requests for NHS patients are charged according to the current tariff published by Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, and are based on tests requested. 
Please download the appropriate request form and refer to the HMDS Laboratory User Guide for sending requests to HMDS. Links can be found below. 

Request Forms
HMDS Request Form
Chimerism Request Form
Rituximab Request Form
CML molecular monitoring Request Form
Myeloma X Request Form
PNH Request Form
Outreach Request Form

HMDS Laboratory User Guide

Information for Delivery Drivers 

HMDS Address Label Template
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