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 Laboratory Medicine

Laboratory Medicine (also known as Pathology) is the study of the nature of disease and its causes, development, processes and consequences.

Laboratory Medicine is part of, and provides Laboratory services to, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and serves the associated community and primary care providers.

The departments of Laboratory Medicine (York) and Pathology (Scarborough) have been integrated into a single service.  The expectation is that users of the service should see no significant difference in the level of service provided on either site irrespective as to whether samples are sent to York or Scarborough for processing.

Laboratroy Medicine is divided into a number of specialist departments:

  • Biochemstry including Point of Care Testing (POCT)
  • Haematology, Blood Transfusion and Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Histology, Cytology and the Mortuary

Please click on the links listed below to access general information on our Directorate and specific departmental information.



Quality Assured

Laboratory Locations

Routine Opening Hours & Out of Hours Provision

Key Contacts

Ordering Consumables

Electronic Test Requesting

Request Forms, Sample Collection & Sample Labelling

Storage of Samples before analysis

Transportation of Samples and Postage

Laboratory Reports

Add On Requests

Phlebotomy (Blood Taking) Service

User Surveys & News


Clinical Biochemistry


Blood Transfusion*






* Information for these departments is in the process of being integrated on to the Website please refer to Laboratory Handbook or contact the department for advice.

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Information for patients about Laboratory Tests:

Information about Laboratory tests is available for patients at


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