Haematology diagnostics (SIHMDS)
State-of-the-art technology and world-class expertise combine to provide The Royal Marsden’s Specialist Integrated Haematology Malignancies Diagnostic Service (SIHMDS).
Our histopathology, molecular diagnostics, immunophenotyping and cytogenetics laboratories share specialised knowledge to produce integrated assessments for all types of leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related disorders.
A team of six haematologists, three haemato-pathologists and more than 30 scientists work together to provide an integrated approach for the diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring of haematological malignancies.
Algorithms are used to best provide an accurate diagnosis and the necessary prognostic information to enable personalised treatment plans for patients. A diagnostic report provides expert scientific interpretation of the results with a consultant's final diagnosis, in accordance with WHO classification.
The service is compliant with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) improving outcomes guidance. It aims to provide targeted, cost-effective and timely diagnostic results to improve patient outcomes. It is available to NHS, private and research clients in the UK and overseas.
The laboratories also offer individual, stand-alone testing. We offer free IDH1 and IDH2 testing for adult patients with AML either at presentation or at relapse. You can either use our standard request form for these or the specific IDH1 and IDH2 request form from the downloads section below.
We also offer free TP53 mutation testing supported by Janssen-Cilag Ltd. (Please note there must be a contract in place with Janssen in order to access free TP53 mutation testing. Please contact Peter Hillan, Health Economy Liaison Manager for further information) Further information is available in the document in the downloads section below.
Order and View web portal
This secure online system allows users to order tests, track their samples and view all test results directly.
- New users can find further information about how to access the system
- Existing users can watch video tutorials on how to use Order and View
- For enquiries or for information on how to sign up to use the portal, email the Order and View system administrator
Contact the haematology diagnostics service
Healthcare providers: for enquiries, please contact our haematology diagnostics Business Manager.
Patients: for private second opinions on diagnostic biopsy material or any general enquiries concerning the tests we offer, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RMH SIHMDS response to User Survey 2020RMH SIHMDS response to User Survey 2020__v1.0w.pdf
Size: 1.15MB Published Date: March 2021
SIHMDS Diagnostic Pathways and Redirection SOPSIHMDS-021__SIHMDS Diagnostic Pathways v1.1.pdf
Size: 357.74KB Published Date: January 2021 Last updated: January 2021
SIHMDS Service Specification v3.2SIHMDS Service Specification v3.2.pdf
Size: 793.79KB Published Date: October 2021
RMH SIHMDS Covid-19 service updateRMH SIHMDS Covid-19 service update 27_3_20.pdf
Size: 316.3KB Published Date: April 2020
An introduction to The Specialist Pathology Order and View systeman-introduction-to-order-and-view.pdf
Order and View system tutorialspecialist-pathology-order-and-view-system-tutorial_0.pdf
SIHMDS-004 Study RequestSIHMDS-004 _Study Request_v4 May2019_rev1.pdf
Size: 137.82KB Published Date: December 2020 Last updated: December 2020