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Laboratory Medicine is based over two hospital sites – the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) and the Freeman Hospital – and carries out over 11 million tests each year.

Laboratory Medicine

Laboratory Medicine is based over two hospital sites – the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) and the Freeman Hospital – and carries out over 11 million tests each year.

All Laboratories are compliant with and accredited by the HTA, NHRA and UKAS accreditation services, dedicated to providing a high quality, cost effective service to

  • The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • General Practitioners
  • community services
  • other NHS trust regionally and nationally, as well as some international hospitals
  • a vast array of Private clients

Integrated Laboratory Medicine (ILM) comprises:

  • Blood Sciences (including Biochemistry, Haematology, Blood. Transfusion, Immunology and Point Of Care Testing (POCT).
  • Cellular Pathology/Cytology.
  • Mortuary Services.
  • Molecular Pathology Node.
  • Cellular Pathology (CEPA) Biobank.
  • Microbiology and Virology, including PHE.
  • Laboratory Genetics.
  • Clinical Genetics.
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The Department of Microbiology includes expertise in Bacteriology, Virology, Mycology, Parasitology, TB, Molecular Diagnostics and Infection Control. We provide one of the most comprehensive test portfolios in the UK – a one-stop shop for all Microbiology tests.

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Blood Sciences

The Department of Blood Sciences includes expertise in Biochemistry, Haematology, Immunology and Transfusion. The service is provided from two laboratory sites: the Freeman Hospital and the Royal Victoria Infirmary. Our two-site approach means that if one analyser were to fail, specimens can be transported across the city and investigated overnight.

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Cellular Pathology

The Department of Cellular Pathology includes expertise in Histopathology, Cytology, Neuropathology and Autopsy services. Please note we cannot issue results to patients.

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Specialised Genetics services consisting of Clinical Genetics, Molecular Genetics and Cyto Genetics are co-ordinated through the Northern Genetics Service and NewGene based at the International Centre for Life.

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Regional and National Specialist Services

Here at Newcastle we have many regional and national specialist services which you will have an opportunity to work in as part of our Laboratory Medicine Directorate. 

  • Newborn/maternal serum Screening
  • Paediatric Metabolic services
  • Northern England Haemato-oncology Diagnostic Service (NEHODS)
  • Molecular Microbiology following transfer of PHE
  • Mycobacteriology (TB)
  • Dried Blood Spot blood borne virus service for HMP and drug rehabilitation
  • Survey work
  • Clinical Trials
  • Major training facility for medical staff, Biomedical and Clinical Scientists and Advance Practitioners within Cellular Pathology

Development and Opportunities

We have many opportunities across the Directorate including the ability to train as Biomedical scientist in blood sciences, microbiology, genetics and cellular pathology. We also have a strong collaboration with the Universities for ongoing development and research and have our own ST training school for Histopathology, medical training opportunities within blood sciences, Microbiology and Genetics. We also have the opportunity for you to work as a as consultant pathology in one of the largest Integrated Pathology department.

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