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Quality assurance

South West London Pathology is committed to providing high-quality clinical and diagnostic services. Internal quality assurance is guaranteed by strict adherence to analytical protocols and a comprehensive internal quality control programme.

All of our laboratories are accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) which ensures that we meet the stringent requirements expected from a pathology service. UKAS provides accreditation to the internationally recognised standard ISO 15189 Medical Laboratories – requirements for quality and competence. 

All of our laboratories undergo yearly assessments by UKAS, ensuring that they comply with the regulations and requirements set out.

UKAS accreditation certificates and schedules

Clinical Blood Sciences, including Point of Care Testing, accreditation certificate

Clinical Blood Sciences, including Point of Care Testing, accreditation schedule

Cellular Pathology accreditation certificate

Cellular Pathology accreditation schedule

Immunology and Protein Reference Unit accreditation certificate

Immunology and Protein Reference Unit accreditation schedule

Microbiology accreditation certificate

Microbiology accreditation schedule

Clinical Blood Sciences accreditation certificate – Epsom and St Helier Hospitals

Clinical Blood Sciences accreditation schedule – Epsom and St Helier Hospitals

Our Blood Transfusion laboratories are regulated by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and are subject to periodic inspections to ensure compliance.

Find out more about MHRA inspections

Latest news

July 19, 2024

Croydon laboratory first in the world to deploy Werfen ACL TOP 570 analyser

The South West London Pathology (SWLP) laboratory at Croydon Hospital will be the first in the world to use an analyser from the Werfen ACL TOP 700 series. The ACL TOP 570 has anew and improved design and can run more tests every hour.

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June 26, 2024

HLAB27 and HFE gene tests brought in-house

Testing for HLA-B27 and HFE genes are now being carried out within Microbiology at SWLP, rather than being sent to a reference laboratory. By bringing the tests in house, the turnaround time for results has shortened and it has reduced costs related to the tests.

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April 5, 2024

SWLP awards major blood sciences contract to Beckman Coulter

At the beginning of the year, South West London Pathology (SWLP) was delighted to award a major clinical blood sciences (CBS) contract for all SWLP sites to global leader in clinical diagnostics Beckman Coulter.

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April 5, 2024

Cellular Pathology managed service contract awarded to Leica Biosystems

At the end of 2023, South West London Pathology (SWLP) awarded a managed service contract for histopathology to Leica Biosystems.

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