Histopathology and cytology

Our services

The services provided by the department of histopathology and cytology include the routine and specialised examination of tissue samples (including immunocytochemistry and electron microscopy), diagnostic screening of body fluids and aspirates, routine and diagnostic screening of cervical smears and hospital and coroner's autopsies.

Provided jointly by National Health Service (NHS) and University of Cambridge consultants, many of whom have interests in specialised areas. We are accredited by Clinical Pathology Accreditation (UK) Limited, and quality is assured by regular participation in technical and medical, both internal and external, quality control schemes.

Contact details

Gynaecology Cytology: Tel: 01638 569160

Diagnostic Cytology: Tel: 01223 217 608 (or ext 3608)

Departmental Head: Dr J W Grant Tel: 01223 216744 (hospital extension 2744)

Histopathology Manager: Dr John Brown​ Tel: 01223 256100 (hospital extension 56100); 

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