Pathology Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Pathology departments?

You can find out more information about each of our departments, along with contact numbers and opening hours, on the departmental pages below:

If your query is not urgent, you can also email Pathology.Enquiries@hey.nhs.uk

How can I get hold of UKAS ISO 15189:2012 Accreditation information for Pathology Services?

The accreditation status for all laboratories registered with UKAS can be found on the UKAS website.

If you require copies of our certificate of accreditation and other relevant documentation, please contact us at Pathology.Enquiries@hey.nhs.uk

The current accreditation status of our Pathology laboratories is summarised below:

Department Site UKAS reference number Status
Clinical Biochemistry HRI, CHH 9564 ISO15189:2012 accredited
Haematology and Blood Transfusion HRI, CHH 9844 ISO15189:2012 accredited
Immunology HRI, CHH 8851 ISO15189:2012 accredited
Microbiology and Virology HRI, CHH 8861 ISO15189:2012 accredited
Cellular Pathology and Mortuary HRI, CHH 8264 ISO15189:2012 accredited

How do I add a test request to a sample that has already been sent to the laboratory?

Additional tests may be added by discussion with the relevant laboratory. The time limit for adding additional tests to a sample already received in the laboratory will depend on the type of sample and the department it was sent to.

When are the routine opening hours for the Pathology Services?

All pathology laboratories provide a routine diagnostic service Monday to Friday 9.00am-5.00pm. (Closing times can be later; all department opening hours are listed on the departmental pages linked above). An emergency service is provided by blood sciences and specimen reception 24/7.