Welcome to Cellular Pathology

The department of Cellular Pathology has Surgical Laboratories on both campuses at NUH Trust. Diagnostic services are provided on tissue and fluid samples at the request of a clinician, GP or private healthcare sector to in-patients, out-patients and the community. The laboratory also processes specimens referred from other NHS hospitals.

The department receives approximately 66,000 surgical histology requests and 4,000 non-gynae cytology samples each year.


The laboratory performs a range of tests on tissues and fluid samples taken from a patient to detect and diagnose disease, monitor disease progression or response to treatment.

The NUH Cellular Pathology Department is a UKAS accredited medical laboratory, No. 8162.

For information about tests that are covered in this scope please refer to the UKAS website https://www.ukas.com/search-accredited-organisations/

 

Within the Cellular Pathology department there are multiple request cards that are in use, if you are unsure of which request card is needed please use the following link.

- Cellular Pathology Request Card Guide

Due to the nature of the samples handled within Cellular Pathology, it is important that any High Risk information is clearly labled on the requests cards, highlighting the risk and using the yellow danger of infection stickers Yellow Label saying Danger of Infection on the request card and the sample. the following links are for the departmental documents for handling high risk specimens

PL214 NUH Pathology Policy for the Receipt Handling and Disposal of High RIsk Specimens.doc [doc] 275KB

PR1977 NUH Cell Path CJD Handling Laboratory Protocol.doc [doc] 354KB

For More Information on what specific departments can do please click the following links:

- Histology

- Non-Cervical Cytology

- Translational Research

- Specialist Laboratory

- HMDN

For more information feel free to look at our handbooks, the links are provided below.

To View Our Cellular Pathology Handbook. Please Click here

  To View Our Cellular Pathology HMDN Booklet, Please Click Here

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City Hospital Numbers

City Hospital general enquiries 
Tel: 0115 969 1169 Ext: 76406
Fax: 0115 840 5883

City Hospital Renal & Fresh tissue bookings

Tel:0115 969 1169 Ext:76391

Mortuary and bereavement services at City Hospital
Tel: 0115 962 7662 or Tel: 0115 969 1169 Ext: 76662
Fax: 0115 962 7797

If you are unsure about any procedures or have any queries relating to patient consent or death certification, please contact the Bereavement Office

For City
Tel: 0115 962 7720 or Tel: 0115 969 1169 Ext: 75947

The City Hospital office is open 8.30am to 4.30pm Mon to Fri. We are closed weekends and bank holidays.

Alternatively, contact the pathology specialist (bereavement nurses/midwife)

For City
Tel: 0115 969 1169 Ext: 71889

We are available Mon to Fri 8.30am to 5.30pm.

QMC Contact Numbers

QMC general enquiries
Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 82545
Fax: 0115 970 9479

QMC Renal bookings

Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 82545 Option 2

Mortuary and bereavement services at QMC
Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 86883 or 83149
Fax: 0115 970 9145

If you are unsure about any procedures or have any queries relating to patient consent or death certification, please contact the Bereavement Office

For QMC
Tel: 0115 970 9113 or Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 86883

The QMC office is open 8.30am to 5pm Mon to Thu and 8.30am to 4pm on Fridays.  We are closed weekends and bank holidays.

Alternatively, contact the pathology specialist (bereavement nurses/midwife)

For QMC
Tel: 0115 970 9726 or Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 81726

Available Mon to Fri 8.30am to 5.30pm.