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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

July 1, 2022

Refurbished Immunology and ED laboratories at St George’s Hospital get official opening

This week, the newly refurbished Immunology and Emergency Department (ED) laboratories at St George’s Hospital were officially opened by Trust Managing Director Kate Slemeck and Chief Operating Officer Anne Brierley. A ribbon cutting was held at each laboratory and Kate and Anne were given a tour around the refurbished spaces by laboratory staff. The Immunology […]

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June 24, 2022

HIV service at Croydon Hospital wins ‘Top Global Winner’ at the UNIVANTS awards

This week, it was announced that work to improve HIV outcomes at Croydon Hospital was awarded ‘Top Global Winner’ at the UNIVANTS 2021 awards. The work focused on the introduction of ‘opt-out’ HIV testing in the Emergency Department at Croydon Hospital, with a sustained rate of 97% over 18 months, setting an international gold standard. […]

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June 20, 2022

Immunology services across south west London to be centralised at the Immunology Laboratory at St George’s Hospital

All Immunology services and tests are moving to the South West London Pathology (SWLP) Immunology Laboratory and Protein Reference Unit at St George’s Hospital, which will become the hub for immunology across south west London. Already one of the largest immunology services in the country, the team will be expanded further when immunology services and […]

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May 16, 2022

Point of Care Testing (POCT) at St George’s gets first UKAS accreditation

Last month, the SWLP POCT team received the exciting news that after two years of hard work, the blood gas and glucose meter service at St George’s was given full UKAS accreditation. It is the largest and most complex POCT service in the country to receive full accreditation, which proved challenging for both the POCT […]

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