Welcome to the homepage of the Department of Cellular Pathology. Click on the above links to access further details on section.
The department of Cellular Pathology is a consultant led diagnostic service for East Lancashire and surrounding districts. The department takes great care to ensure the confidentiality of patient information. Please do not be offended if you are asked to confirm you details when contacting the laboratory. Results will not be given out directly to patients.
The head of department is Dr. Santhi Kumar
The senior staff list can be found here click link
The department is registered with CPA and holds full accreditation on both sites and is accredited for training with the Royal College of Pathologists for junior medical staff and the Institute of Biomedical Sciences for Biomedical Scientists.
Contact telephone numbers
Cellular pathology results line - 01254 732621
Andrology appointment booking - 01254 734380
The laboratory is located at Level 0, Royal Blackburn Hospital. A satellite clinic operates in reproductive medicine at BGH for the receipt of andrology specimens on an appointment only basis.
The department is open from 8 am to 5pm Monday to Friday. There is no out of hours service.
Any complaints about the service should be directed to the Lead Biomedical scientist - David Muskett in the first instance on 01254 732438 or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Services offered by the laboratory
The department provides
- Routine histology including immunocytochemistry, frozen section service and immunofluorescence
- Mortuary services
Ordering specimen pots and request forms
Specimen pots (formalin, cytology, Michel's transport media and andrology pots) and request forms can be ordered by contacting the laboratory on 01254 732621 or by e-mail at email@example.com
Last Updated – 15th April 2014 - DM