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Clinical Advice/Interpretation (Histopathology)

Consultant advice can be sought by contacting the laboratory on the numbers provided on the Cell Path Menu - Cell Path Contacts.

Occassionally work is sent out to specialist laboratories/pathologists for second opinions. Details of referal laboratories are listed in form CP.F005 ; this is regularly reviewed and can be obtained from the Department on request. In such cases an interim report is issued followed by a supplementary final report.

Emergency, out-of-hours advice can be obtained by contacting switchboard who will connect you to the Consultant on standby.

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Protection of Personal Information – Laboratory Medicine comply with the Trust Data Protection Policy and have procedures in place to allow the Directorate and it’s employees to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 and associated best practice and guidance.

The Trust Laboratories at Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital were awarded UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accreditation to the internationally recognised ISO 15189 standard in May 2015. For a list of accredited tests and other information please visit the test database http://www.heftpathology.com/frontpage/test-database.html.
Tests not appearing on this scope are either under consideration or in the process of accreditation and so currently remain outside of our scope of accreditation. However, these tests have been validated to the same high standard as accredited tests and are performed by the same trained and competent staff.

For further information contact Louise Fallon, Quality Manager, 0121 424 1235