The histopathology laboratory deals with biopsies, excisions and resection specimens, as well as frozen sections.
We provide routine histopathological diagnoses using both standard techniques and advanced diagnostics including immunocyto-chemistry and polymerase chain reaction (PCR).
Skin cases form our largest histopathology specialty – the melanoma unit based at St George’s Hospital is a regional referral centre and is one of the busiest melanoma units in the UK.
The hub laboratory is a tertiary referral centre for urology and thoracic surgery and a regional centre for the NHS breast screening programme and the NHS bowel cancer screening programme.
We are part of the London Deanery Histopathology Training Scheme for trainee histocytopathologists.
Our specialist services include:
- perinatal pathology
- respiratory pathology
- One Step Nucleic Acid amplification (OSNA) for intraoperative analysis of sentinel lymph node in Breast
- frozen sections – rapid diagnosis of surgically
- MOHS service
- molecular pathology tests: