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Cellular Pathology

The Cellular Pathology laboratory service at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital supports the Trust’s Cancer Centre status for most tumour sites. Most major aspects of pathology are undertaken with the exception of Neuropathology, Bone Tumour Pathology and Paediatric Pathology.

The annual workload of the department is approximately 30,000 histopathology requests, 75,000 cervical cytology samples (covering Devon & Cornwall Communities) and 4,000 non-gynaecological cytology requests and 700 autopsies. The department is well supported by the on-site Molecular Genetics service. The department plays a key role in patient care and supports a wide range of Multidiscipline Meetings (MDMs) which are held on a regular basis.

The Cellular Pathology Department is well staffed in all areas with experienced biomedical scientists involved in diagnostic work, immunohistochemistry and some molecular work.  The department is accredited by United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to ISO 15189: 2012 and participates in all relevant External Quality Assurance Schemes.  All of our accredited tests can be obtained from our schedule on the UKAS website.   Any tests not accredited or awaiting accreditation will have this stated on the report.  The laboratory is accredited for the training of Medical and Scientific staff.

Histopathology Speciality Services

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Cytopathology Services

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Molecular Pathology Services

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Mortuary services

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