Strike action will be taking place from 7am Saturday 24 February 2024 to Thursday 28 February 2024. Please continue to attend your appointments unless you are contacted and told otherwise.

The strike action may mean our A&E is a lot busier than usual, which means the waiting times will be longer. If you need help which is not life threatening, please use 111, Pharmacies, GPs or Urgent Treatment Centres. Thank you for your understanding during this period.

Clinical Pathology

Clinical Pathology at NUH comprises four specialist departments:

  • Clinical Chemistry 
  • Diagnostic Haematology 
  • Immunology 
  • 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.

Our team:

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 2023

Clinical Pathology (Blood Sciences) User Survey 2023

Thank You to everyone who completed the Clinical Pathology Customer Survey. The survey is now closed.

Your input is extremely valuable to us and the vital responses and information that you have provided will help us to improve the service we provide to our users for the benefit of our patients.

A report showing the results will be available to view here when it is complete.

Thank you

Kathryn Saunders

Clinical Pathology Quality Manager

 

Serology Testing - Letter to clinicians

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.

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.

 

QMC

Tel: 0115 924 9924

Chemistry / haematology / immunology general enquiries - Ext: 81168

Blood transfusion - Ext: 83660

Duty biochemist (biochemistry advice and interpretation) - Ext: 88680

 

Our location

A floor
West Block.

 

City Hospital

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

 

Our location

Off the Physiotherapy corridor

 

Email: pathologychigeneralenquiries@nuh.nhs.uk

 

For security reasons visits to our laboratories must be pre-arranged and all visitors will be escorted.