Pathology

The Pathology Service at Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust works with doctors and nurses to help diagnose your condition and monitor the effectiveness of your treatment.

We test blood and other samples from GP and hospital patients in our accredited laboratories. Requests for some specialised tests are sent away to other accredited laboratories in the UK.

The Pathology Department covers a range of specialities, including:

We also provide a mortuary service to the hospital and local Coroner.

The Department is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of phlebotomists, medical laboratory assistants, biomedical scientists, clinical scientists and consultant pathologists. If you have been referred by a GP, it is unlikely that you will have direct contact with our staff unless you have a blood test at one of our two blood test sites. However, if you’re a hospital patient, you may meet one of our consultants as well as our phlebotomists.

Each pathology department is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). For current UKAS status please visit the UKAS website.

The Trust’s Pathology Laboratory does not make reference to accreditation or use the accreditation symbol in its reports; where a test is non-accredited the issued report will contain a comment to that effect. The following tests are currently not accredited; C.difficile cytotoxin, C.difficile toxin gene by PCR, Helicobacter pylori antigen, Malarial Parasites & POCT INR.

If you would like more detailed information about our services, collecting your own specimens or booking blood tests, please visit our individual service pages.

Download the Pathology Users’ Handbook

Location

The Pathology Department is located in Harrogate District Hospital. Please visit our reception on the second floor of the Fewston Wing.

Key staff

Lead Clinician: Dr Claire Hall

Pathology Services Manager: Andrew Jackson

Pathology Quality Manager: Mark Dunn

Pathology IT Systems Specialist: Charles Flouri

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