Pathology at University Hospital Lewisham

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Pathology at University Hospital Lewisham

The department is involved in diagnostic testing of a very wide range of conditions and 70% of diagnoses depend on pathology testing. The service performs diagnostic testing to a large number of departments within the hospital, outpatient clinics and primary care.

The department encompasses a wide range of disciplines and services including:

  • Haematology and blood transfusion - 24/7 service
  • Clinical biochemistry - 24/7 service
  • Histology.



The Pathology Department is located on the 1st and 2nd Floors of the Pathology Block in the Pink Zone at University Hospital Lewisham.

Mortuary: Located at the south end of the site (near Albacore Crescent). There is a car park close by.

Map of University Hospital Lewisham


User handbooks

The services we offer are described in the user handbooks included below, which have been compiled by the Medical and Scientific staff within Pathology. We hope they enhance your knowledge of our services and enable you to use then to their full potential. The information provided is as accurate as possible at the time of issue, and is subject to periodic review, and revision should there be any significant developments.

Blood Sciences user handbook

Microbiology handbook

Pathology General User Handbook

UHL Cellular Pathology User Handbook (June 2022)

QEH Cellular Pathology User Handbook (June 2022)



The Trust is accredited by UKAS as follows:

Blood sciences and cellular pathology (QEH) UKAS scope

Microbiology UKAS scope

Cellular pathology UKAS scope


How can you refer to the service?

There is no self-referral, patients can be referred by medical staff, nursing staff and GPs.


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