Neuropathology is the study of diseases of the nervous system to aid in the diagnosis of disease. The Neuropathology unit receives samples from the central and peripheral nervous system.


  • Diagnostic Neuropathology
  • Rapid (intra-operative) diagnoses
  • Neurocytology
  • Ocular diagnoses - these samples are processed and diagnosed by the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Note that certain samples require prior booking to allow for optimal results. Contact the Neuropathology secretary to ensure that a full service may be given.

See Cellular Pathology for opening times, members of the team and contact details.

Muscle and Nerve

These specimens are no longer processed in Neuropathology and must be pre booked with the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield.
Karen Lester, Advanced Biomedical Scientist
Email or call 01142 711872