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Welcome to the NHS Pathology Directory

Want to use NHS Pathology ?

In the first instance you need to call 0845 835 8538 and speak with one of our Service Development Managers. We can then assess your Pathology service requirements and help you identify which NHS Pathology service addresses your particular needs.

General Enquiries

If you have any queries, please contact us on the following number: 0845 835 8538

Alternatively you can also contact us using either the "Ask The Expert" page for advice or the

General Office e-mail office@nhspathology.fph.nhs.uk for more general enquiries. (PLEASE NOTE: This email address should not be used for Urgent Clinical Enquires, please contact the laboratory by phone for urgent advice) 

This page provides you with opening hours and contact information for each laboratory.

Please note: From Monday May 14th 2012, all virology services will be transferred to St Peter’s Hospital Chertsey: see new contact details below 

Frimley Park Hospital

Location

Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Portsmouth Road
Frimley
Surrey
GU16 7UJ

Tel. 01276 604604


Opening Times

Microbiology Mon - Fri : 7:00am - 8pm  |  Sat : 9am - 5pm*  |  Sun : 9am - 1pm*  |  Bank Holiday : 9am - 1pm*

* Urgent specimens only

Biochemistry   24-hour service (shift system)

Haematology & Blood Transfusion   24-hour service (shift system)

Phlebotomy - Outpatients   Mon - Tue : 8:30am - 5pm  |  Wed : 8am - 5pm  |  Thu - Fri : 9am - 5pm  |  Sat - Sun : No service  |  Bank Holiday : No service

Phlebotomy - Outpatients   Mon - Tue : 8:30am - 5pm  |  Wed : 8am - 5pm  |  Thu - Fri : 9am - 5pm  |  Sat - Sun : No service  |  Bank Holiday

Cellular Pathology  Mon - Fri : 9:00am - 5pm

  

Royal Surrey County Hospital

Location

The Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Trust
Egerton Road
Guildford
GU2 7XX

Tel. 01483 571122


Opening Times

Biochemistry   Mon - Fri : 9am - 5:30pm : On-Call after 5:20pm  |  Sat : 9am - 12pm : On-Call after 12pm  |  Sun & Bank Holiday : On-Call service

Molecular Biology   Mon - Fri : 9am - 5:30pm  |  Sat & Sun & Bank Holiday : no service

Cytology   Mon - Fri : 9am - 5:15pm  |  Sat & Sun & Bank Holiday : no service

Histology   Mon - Fri : 9am - 5:30pm :   |  Sat & Sun & Bank Holiday : no service

Haematology & Blood Transfusion   Mon - Fri : 9am - 5:20pm : On-Call from 5:20pm  |  Sat : 9am - 12pm : On-Call from 12pm  |  Sun & Bank Holiday : On-Call

Phlebotomy   Mon - Fri : 9am - 4:30pm  |  Sat - Sun : No service  |  Bank Holiday : No service

 

St Peters Hospital

Location

St Peter's Hospital
Guildford Road
Chertsey
Surrey
KT16 0PZ

Tel. 0193 287 2000

 

Opening Times

Virology  Mon - Fri : 8:30am - 5:30pm  |  Sat : 9am - 1pm*  |  Sun : No Service  |  Bank Holiday : 9am - 1pm

Biochemistry   Mon - Fri : 8am - 8pm : On-Call after 8pm  |  Sat, Sun & Bank Holiday: 8am - 4pm 

On-Call service outside of these hours

Immunology  Mon - Thu: 8:30am - 5:30pm  |  Fri : 08:30am - 5pm

Ashford Hospital

Location

Ashford Hospital
London Road
Ashford
Middlesex
TW15 3AA

Tel. 01784 884488

Phlebotomy Opening Times

Mon - Fri (except Wed):    8:30am - 4:45pm

Wed:                                8:00am - 4:45pm

Aldershot Centre for Health

Phlebotomy Opening Times

Mon - Fri : 8:30am - 5pm

 

St. Luke's Centre (Oncology Outpatient Department)

Phlebotomy Service Opening Times

Mon : 9am - 12pm  |  No afternoon service

Tue - Wed : 9am - 12pm  |  1:30pm - 4:30pm

Thu - Fri : 9am - 12pm  |  No afternoon service

Sat - Sun : No service

Bank Holiday : No service

 

Cambridge Military Hospital

Phlebotomy Service Opening Times

Mon - Wed : 8:30am - 5pm

Thu : 1pm - 5pm

Fri - Sun : No service

Bank Holiday : No service

 

Farnham Hospital

Phlebotomy Service Opening Times

Mon - Fri : 8am - 4:30pm

Sat - Sun : No service

Bank Holiday : No service

 

Emergency Investigations

To dial a FPH extension from RSCH, prefix with 704

To dial a RSCH extension from FPH, prefix with 79

Department

Normal Working Hours

Out Of Hours

 

Frimley

Park

Royal

Surrey

St Peter’s

Frimley Park /

St Peter’s

Royal

Surrey

Clinical Biochemistry

4196

4707 / 4497

01932 723038

FPH  4196

ASPH Bleep 5064

Bleep 0932

Haematology

4198

4707 / 4497

01932 723038

n/a – 24hr Shift

Bleep 0714

Blood Bank

4408

4691

01932 723036

n/a – 24hr Shift

Bleep 0714

Microbiology

4412

-

-

Contact via

Switchboard

Contact via

Switchboard

Immunology

-

-

01932 723042

-

-

Pathology Reception

4405

4497

01932 723039

-

-

Histology

6094

4263

01932 723030

-

-

Cytology

-

4260

01932 723068

-

-

Mortuary

4136

4046

01932 722055

Contact via

Switchboard

Contact via

Switchboard

Virology

-

-

01932 723729

Contact via

Switchboard

Contact via

Switchboard

Virology

(Lead BMS)

-

-

01932 723049

-

-

Virology (Consultant)

-

-

01932 723729

-

-

 

Out of Hours and On-Call

Specimens that require immediate analysis must be cleared labelled "Urgent" and sent to the laboratory as soon as possible.  Outside normal working hours on the Royal Surrey site, on-call staff should be bleeped or contacted via the Hospital Switchboard.

On Saturday mornings, the Virology laboratory must be telephoned and informed of any urgent samples on route. Outside of normal working hours (listed above), urgent Virology requests should be discussed with your local on-call microbiology consultant.  While these samples are not tested on-site, there are some clinical situations in which the sample may be referred to an external laboratory for testing.  

Please request a test to be done urgently only when it is essential for immediate patient management.