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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

February 7, 2024

Pathology Service Update: Results for renin, aldosterone, androstenedione, 17-hydroxyprogesterone, DHEAS and testosterone confirmation now going out at usual

The delay in reporting results for renin, aldosterone, androstenedione, 17-hydroxyprogesterone, DHEAS and testosterone confirmation reported in January has been resolved and results are now going out as usual.

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January 29, 2024

Salmonella detection to be by PCR only from 1 February 2024

From 1 February 2024, Salmonella detection in faeces will be by PCR only and culture will no longer be routinely performed.

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January 19, 2024

Have your say: South West London Pathology (SWLP) User Satisfaction Survey

An important element of the pathology quality improvement process is identifying the needs and requirements of those using our services. One way of assessing this is by asking you to complete a short survey.

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October 11, 2023

Launch of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Alerts for primary care

In line with the national think kidneys acute kidney injury programme, led by NHS England, the Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) alert system is being rolled out to cover patients in the community.

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