Clinical Pathology at NUH comprises four specialist departments:
- Clinical Chemistry
- Diagnostic Haematology
- Blood Transfusion
We provide a wide range of analytical and advisory services, which are available for inpatients, outpatients and the community at large. As you would expect from a large teaching hospital this service is backed up with training and research programmes designed to improve patient care.
To ensure the highest standard of work we participate in extensive internal and external quality assurance schemes.
A UKAS accredited medical laboratory - No 8848.
For information about tests that are covered in this scope please refer to the UKAS website.
Any tests performed in Clinical Pathology that are not accredited are identified on the test report. Calculations based on accredited tests may not themselves be accredited. Please contact the laboratory if you have questions regarding the validation of calculated results.
- Click here to download the Clinical Pathology Service Directory
- Click here to download the Antenatal Screening Services Handbook
- Click here to download the BD Vacutainer Tube Guide including order of draw
Clinical Pathology at NUH is provided by an expert team of over 200 staff working across our laboratories and offices.
Service Manager: Mr Tom Atack 0115 924 9924 Ext: 81129
Clinical Head of Service: Dr Donna Fullerton
Last updated: June 2023
Clinical Pathology user survey 2021
Many thanks to all that took time to reply to our annual survey. We feel the feedback is very useful and would encourage any further communication in order to improve our services.
The results of the survey and our planned actions are in the linked pdf Clinical Pathology User Survey Report 2021.pdf[pdf] 811KB
Contact and find us
Please be aware that we cannot provide results directly to patients: results will only be provided to the GP or Consultant managing your care.
Tel: 0115 924 9924
Chemistry / haematology / immunology general enquiries - Ext: 81168
Blood transfusion - Ext: 83660
Duty biochemist (biochemistry advice and interpretation) - Ext: 88680
Tel: 0115 969 1169
Urgent requests - Ext: 75084
General enquiries: chemistry; haematology - Ext: 81168 or for urgent requests Ext: 75084
Blood transfusion - Ext: 75600
Duty biochemist (biochemistry advice and interpretation) - Ext: 79729
Off the Physiotherapy corridor
For security reasons visits to our laboratories must be pre-arranged and all visitors will be escorted.
Agreement with External Organisations
By sending a sample and completed request form, you will be entering into an Agreement based on our Terms and Conditions.
The Clinical Pathology Service Directory provides information on turnaround times, available tests and the ordering process.
If you intend referring work for the first time to any of our laboratories, or you intend a significant change (considered to be an increase of greater than 20 percent by activity), please contact us prior to referral, so that the laboratory can assure you that they have the capacity and resources to meet your request. Contact details are in the Service Directory available above.