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Molecular Pathology

The Molecular Pathology Department at Beaumont Hospital is a multidisciplinary department within the directorate of laboratory medicine.

Along with providing a service to the hospital, the department provides a nationally funded molecular pathology service for cancer testing and is the national referral centre for adult and pediatric neuro-oncology molecular testing.

Extensive research is carried out within the department. It holds strong research links with several institutions including RCSI, St. James Hospital, Trinity College Dublin, UCD, DCU and TUD.

The consultant staff are involved in a range of National and International academic working groups and other medical organisations.


Contact Details

Chief Medical Scientist: Teresa Loftus

Clinical Head of Department: Professor Brendan Doyle, Consultant Renal Pathologist

Molecular Laboratory Phone: (01) 809 2856/2857. Please follow the prompts when connected to ensure you are directed to the required area.

Email:  or

Information for Users

A repertoire of tests provided is available in the user manual. For further departmental information, refer to the Beaumont Hospital Laboratory Users Guide

Test Request Forms

Please ensure all referred test request forms are completed with all required information and ensure that the correct desired test request is ticked. Any unclear/unambiguous/incomplete forms may result in the test request being rejected and not processed. Ensure Patient Consent is also obtained for certain tests requiring such

Molecular Pathology Request Form

Neuro-Molecular Test Request form

BRCA Test Request & Consent Form (including prostate)

Routine hours

Monday – Friday 08:00 to 17:00

Please note: There is no routine Saturday, Sunday or Bank Holiday service.

Due to the nature of testing within Molecular Pathology, the department does not provide any out-of-hours emergency service. Emergency/urgent tests requests will be dealt with on a patient-by-patient basis in consultation with both Scientific and Clinical Consultant staff of the department and the requesting Clinician.