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Histopathology and cytology

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The Histopathology Department Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) provides a comprehensive range of histological and cytological pathological services. These services include the routine and specialised examination of tissue samples (including immunocytochemistry and electron microscopy), diagnostic screening of body fluids and aspirates, and coroner's autopsies.

These services are fully supported and led by Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath) registered consultant clinical staff and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered senior biomedical scientists.

We are accredited by The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to the international recognised ISO15189:2012 standard. Our accreditation is limited to those activities described on our UKAS schedule of accreditation which can be found on the UKAS website (ref 8038)

Opening hours

The Histopathology Department is open for the routine examination of specimens from 08:30 to 17:30 Monday to Friday and on Saturday for deliveries from 09:00 to 12:30.

Contact details

Diagnostic Cytology: Tel: 01223 217608 (or ext 217608) - Monday to Friday 09:00am to 5.30pm

Departmental Head: Dr Michael Eden Tel: 01223 217925 (hospital extension 217925)

Interim Histopathology Manager: Colin Carr Tel: 01223 256100 (hospital extension 56100)

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