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:
- Blood sciences
- Clinical haematology
- Phlebotomy (also known as blood tests)
- Point of Care Testing (providing results closer to the patient)
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.
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.
The Pathology Department is located in Harrogate District Hospital. Please visit our reception on the second floor of the Fewston Wing.
Lead Clinician: Dr Claire Hall
Pathology Services Manager: Andrew Jackson
Pathology Quality Manager: Mark Dunn
Pathology IT Systems Specialist: Charles Flouri
- Lab Tests Online – this useful resource provides more detailed information about the tests being performed on your specimens. It explains how the results will help your doctors find out what’s wrong with you and how your condition may be monitored.
- Health and Care Professions Council – biomedical and clinical scientists are registered by the HCPC.
- The Royal College of Pathologists – pathologists are members of the Royal College of Pathologists.
- General Medical Council – pathologists are registered by the GMC.