All Laboratory Services

Services

Bedford Hospital Laboratory Services & Contacts

The pathology laboratories offer a comprehensive range of pathology services, fully supported by consultant-grade staff. GSTS' customers include GPs, referring clinicians, the NHS and the private sector - both domestically and internationally. Services include core pathology such as blood sciences, tissue sciences and infection sciences, typically delivered from each operational site and specialised tests delivered from centres of excellence. Services participate in research, development and clinical trials.

Key Contacts

Laboratory Services Further Details

Transport of Specimens to the Laboratory (Bedford)

Clinical Biochemistry

Overview

Clinical Biochemistry Key Contacts

Microbiology Laboratory Services

Clinical Biochemistry Sample requirements

Phlebotomy collections from small children and babies

Assay Services Offered by Clinical Biochemistry

On Call Services

Clinical Service

GSTS Pathology Clinical Biochemistry Reference Ranges or Assays Carried Out on Site

Haematology

  • Key Contact & Opening hours
  • Turnaround times and samples
  • Completion of request forms
  • Out Patient referrals

Microbiology

  • Key Contacts  & Opening hours
  • Specimens and tests
  • Specimens from the hospital
  • Summary of Bacteriology Samples & Associated Turnaround times
  • Serology requests.

Cytology Services

Histology and Cytology

  • Histopathology
  • Cervical Cytology
  • Diagnostic Cytology
  • Fine needle Aspiration Cytology, Semen Analysis.

Histology Laboratory

Cytology Laboratory

Diagnostic Cytology

Andrology Service

Reporting of semen samples

Blood Transfusion

Links to Phlebotomy Services

Other services, complaints

Pathology is able to provide a range of services and information to wards, departments and GP practices. If you wish to discuss any service developments or require information relating to or derived from the pathology service then please contact the pathology services manager.

Who to Refer

All forms must be fully completed including patient's first name and surname, date of birth, hospital number, NHS number or address, sex, location for return of report (e.g. ward, GP surgery), risk status, consultant, name and bleep number of requesting doctor, date and time of specimen.

  • Requesting investigations
  • Private work
  • Specimen collection

Please note: when seeking/receiving advice in regard to patient care and making referrals, NHS Connecting for Health Information Governance standards and policies must be adhered to.

Who not to Refer

Restrict requests to tests which are ESSENTIAL FOR THE IMMEDIATE CLINICAL MANAGEMENT OF THE PATIENT.

  • Non-urgent work should only be sent during normal working hours
  • Keep telephone enquiries to an absolute minimum
  • Please note: Abuse of the system results in delay of other, genuinely urgent work.

Resources

Clinical Biochemistry

 

Patient Information

 

Haematology

 

Reference Laboratories (reference laboratories to which work is routinely referred)



Last updated: 26/04/2012

Update due: 26/04/2013