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Pathology

Welcome to pathology services at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. The department is comprised of the following specialties:

  • Clinical chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Haematology
  • Blood transfusion
  • Histopathology
  • Mortuary services
  • Toxicology
  • Point of care testing

Analytical laboratory services are provided at four trust locations including The Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital and North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham general hospitals.

The departments also refer specialised tests by arrangement to relevant reference centres.

Toxicology service

The department is a reference centre for specialised tests in the northern region.

Our aim is to provide an accessible and comprehensive diagnostic support service to both hospital, primary care clinicians, coroners and forensic testing.

Contact via email: nhc-tr.toxicologyenquries@nhs.net
Contact via Telephone: 01670 529421

Quality statement

Laboratory services are accredited to ISO15189:2012 as assessed by UKAS and further details of accreditation including the scope of work can be found here.

The mortuary services are licenced by the human tissue authority (HTA) – Licence number 12261

The Blood transfusion service is licenced by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) – Licence number 17861/12446749

Other information

We welcome your comments and feedback on our service. Please contact the pathology quality manager or complete our short survey.

There is a GP phlebotomy service for patients requiring blood tests offered at North Tyneside General hospital. Opening hours are 08:00 till 12:00, Monday to Friday as a drop in session.

Laboratory information

All information for laboratories can be found in the user handbooks:

Blood transfusion handbook

Clinical chemistry and toxicology handbook

Haematology handbook

Histology and mortuary services handbook

Microbiology handbook

Contact numbers

Site

 

Department Contact number
North Tyneside General Hospital Histopathology laboratory 0191 293 4197
  Haematology laboratory 0191 293 2591
  Clinical Chemistry laboratory 0191 293 2592
  Microbiology laboratory 0191 293 2528
  Anticoagulant service 0191 293 4277
  Point of care service 0191 607 2235

07967810503

Or

01670 529 387

07824607210

The Northumbria specialist emergency care Hospital (NSECH) Haematology laboratory 0191 607 2239

0191 607 2240

  Clinical Chemistry laboratory 0191 607 2237

0191 607 2238

  Blood transfusion laboratory 0191 607 2241

0191 607 2242

  Point of care Service 0191 607 2235

07967810503

Or

01670 529 387

07824607210

Wansbeck General Hospital Haematology laboratory 01670 529 721
  Clinical Chemistry laboratory 01670 529 711
  Anticoagulant service 01670 529 739
  Toxicology service 01670 529 421
  Toxicology Laboratory 01670 529 714
  Point of care Service 0191 607 2235

07967810503

Or

01670 529 387

07824607210

Hexham General Hospital Specimen reception 01434 65002
  Point of care Service 0191 607 2235

07967810503

Or

01670 529 387

07824607210


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