Laboratory Medicine

Information for professionals

This page provides professionals with information about our Laboratory Medicine services, together with useful downloads.

Forms for download

Please note, the links below open PDF documents which may take some time to download:

Perinatal Combined Consent and Request Form

This is the current version of the combined Perintal autopsy Request and Consent Form (updated May 2014). It uses the same wording as the SANDS model recommended by the HTA, customised to include all the information previously used on a separate request from. Please use this form when requesting a post-mortem examination of an embryo, fetus or infant of any gestation. It is not to be used for miscarriages where there is no recognisable foetus, or when requesting examination of a placenta only.  

If you have any queries, please contact Dr Annavarapu, Dr Hurrell or Dr Charlton at the RVI, tel: 0191 282 0907.


Perinatal Autopsy Information Leaflet

This leaflet provides information for parents when they are considering giving consent for a perinatal autopsy. There is also a SANDS information booklet available to download or purchased as hard copies from the SANDS website.


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