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Cellular Pathology

Our cellular pathology service offers a comprehensive range of histopathology, cytopathology, and perinatal pathology and hospital autopsy services.

Our expertise is wide ranging and is supported by experienced clinical and scientific staff – many of whom contribute to the teaching of medical undergraduates and postgraduates.

All our consultants have a sub-specialty interest and attend multi-disciplinary team meetings and national external quality assessment schemes relevant to their areas of interest.

Our hub laboratory for cellular pathology is based at St George’s Hospital. Facilities include:

  • fully equipped video-conferencing rooms used for on-site
  • remote multi-disciplinary team meetings
  • teaching.

Our core services for histology and cytology include:

  • skin pathology
  • breast pathology
  • head and neck pathology
  • genitourinary pathology
  • upper and lower gastrointestinal pathology
  • gynaecological histopathology
  • cervical cytology
  • endocrine pathology
  • haematopathology.

Latest news

January 15, 2021

New research shows that previous Covid-19 infection offers up to 94% protection from reinfection

A study carried out by Microbiologists at St George’s Hospital, using test data from South West London Pathology (SWLP) laboratories, shows that patients with laboratory evidence of Covid-19 in the first wave of the pandemic were 94% protected against reinfection in the second wave.

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December 1, 2020

South West London Pathology launches new website

The new website offers a clear and simple navigation, a detailed test database with an easy-to-use search function and a consumables section which is linked to the test database, making it easy for users to find the type of container (test tubes, urine pots etc) that they need for specific tests.

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November 13, 2020

Pathology service update: processing of allergy samples

Due to staffing pressures at the Immunology laboratory at St George’s Hospital, it is anticipated that allergy blood tests will be processed with an extended turnaround time of up to three weeks. This is expected to last through November and December.

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November 12, 2020

SWLP to introduce Enhanced Liver Fibrosis (ELF™) Test

At the beginning of 2021, South West London Pathology (SWLP) will be introducing the Enhanced Liver Fibrosis (ELF™) Test from Siemens to our repertoire. The test can initially be requested by GPs in the borough of Wandsworth.

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