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Pathology laboratories

There are pathology laboratories at all three of the hospitals that make up University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. Most of our specialist laboratory services are based at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

Our pathology department is fully computerised and GP practices now receive all of their routine pathology results electronically. Most routine test results are returned to your doctor (GP) within 24 hours of receipt of the sample in the laboratory - this includes all commonly requested blood tests.

Pathology laboratory technician
State registered biomedical scientists form the main part of the workforce of the laboratory services, with clinical services being provided by clinical scientists and medically qualified pathologists. Support is provided by a large team of medical laboratory assistants, as well as clerical and secretarial staff.

Plans for accepting electronic requests for pathology tests by GP surgeries are well advanced. We also plan to extend our electronic request and return process to clinics in the near future.