The Pathology department adheres to the principles of patient-focused laboratory medicine, adopting a proactive stance on optimising the delivery of medical laboratory services to give maximum efficiency and effectiveness to health care.
Policies and Statements
- Read our Quality Policy
- policy on protection of personal information
- Policy on Self Requesting and result delivery to patients
The Pathology laboratories at MTW include Biochemistry, Haematology & Blood Transfusion, Cellular Pathology and Microbiology which all undergo assessment by the national Pathology accreditation body United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).
In addition, the Cellular Pathology holds a Human Tissue Authority (HTA) license (for mortuaries and the laboratory) and Blood Transfusion has compliance with Medicines Health Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
Please click here for further information of accredited repertoire scope.
External Quality Assessment
All departments take part in the National External Quality Assessment schemes. Samples are sent from a reference laboratory for examination, we perform the tests and return the results.
Our performance is compared nationally with other laboratories in the scheme and also with previous works carried out by us. This gives confidence that our results do not vary over time and are similar to those obtained from other laboratories.
Labtests Online – a public service that explains Pathology tests for patients
The National Blood Service website – if you wish to donate blood