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at York Hospitals

Where to find us

The Andrology service is located within Cytology in Laboratory Medicine. You will need to report to Laboratory Medicine Specimen Reception at York Hospital. (If you wish to drop off a Post Vasectomy specimen at Scarborough Hospital, please see the information sheet for directions)

PLEASE NOTE: There are now "Entrance" and "Exit" specific doors with hand gel at each. It is also compulsory to wear a face mask/covering whilst in the Hospital.

Enter the hospital through the main entrance, turn immediately right, continue to the end of the corridor and then turn right again. You'll see specimen reception on your left.

Speak to the members of staff in the hatch who will either take your sample from you or call one of the Cytology staff members to see you.

How to find us

Parking at York Hospital

Please note, parking is done so at your own risk. 

There are 4, 20 minute drop off points situated outside the main entrance. If these are not free, or you have a facility appointment, there is a multi-story car park situated on site. Please note, we do not reimburse any parking fees which may be acquired.

Disabled parking spaces are available immediately outside the main entrance. These are for disabled badge holders only. Parking within the multi-story is free of charge to those with a disabled parking badge.

Your questions answered...

Q: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Patients

Can I rearrange/cancel my booking

Yes, the page to do so is found here (Cancel Booking). Cancellations can be done online up 3 days before your appointment. After this time you will need to contact the laboratory on 01904 726258 where a member of staff can help you.

What if I turn up early or late for my booking?

Your sample may be rejected if it exceeds its hour as other specimens may be being dealt with/or are expected. Please call the lab on 01904 726258 if you think you may be early or late and we will try our best to accommodate you where possible.

What if I don't make a booking?

Any specimens without bookings will be rejected. If you are having difficulties booking a slot, please call the lab on 01904 726258 who will be happy to accommodate where possible.

What if I fail to turn up?

We urge you not to do this where possible. If you cannot attend at short notice for any reason, please call the lab on 01904 726258. We are a busy laboratory with minimal staff and Andrology is not our sole investigation.


All other definitions/terminology seen on your information sheet/request form can be found here. (Definitions/Terminology)

Q: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Clinicans/GP

How do I check I am giving my patient the correct pot and information sheet?

Toxicity tested pots have an additional white label on them. A visual example of these are found here.

These pots are usually accompanied with an information sheet.  You should ensure that the information sheet is up to date as they are reviewed regularly. Information sheets can be found here.

Where do we get the request forms from?

An ICE request form can be generated through the ICE system. Currently, we still require a printed copy to be given to the patient. 

Purple topped Histology/Cytology or a Post Vasectomy forms can also be filled out. Examples of all 3 can be found on the Request Forms tab.

How can we order toxicity tested pots?

You can either call the laboratory on 01904 726258 or email 

Where can we find information sheets?

A link to the information sheets can be found in the Information Sheets tab at the top of each website page. They can also be found on the ICE system and on the trust web page.


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Coronavirus - useful information

The latest health information about Coronavirus can be found at  Information about our local services can be found on this website here.

From Monday 15 June 2020, visitors and outpatients coming into our hospitals will be asked to wear a face covering at all times, to help us reduce the spread of Covid-19.  A face covering can be as simple as a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head.  It should cover your mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably.  For more information click here.

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