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Cellular Pathology User survey feedback 2022: Private requesting locations

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Posted by Molly McDowell on 18 January 2023

The cellular pathology department asked its private requestors for user feedback. Thank you to those who responded. The feedback and outcomes are below: EPIC access You said Would be great to have access to EPIC for all disciplines Getting EPIC access for reports and results for all disciplines We said We will discuss this with […]

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NEW – Updated Version of PVSA Request Form Available

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Posted by Molly McDowell on 19 December 2022

Cytology has updated the PVSA request form. The new version (07) can be found on the PVSA page Please print this form for any PVSA request going forward.

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Royal College of Pathologists Survey 2022

Category: Cellular Pathology News Latest News

Posted by Molly McDowell on 28 November 2022

Thank you to all who participated in this survey during October 2022. 100% of respondents would recommend the laboratory to a colleague. When asked: How might the cellular pathology service be improved? You said: ‘Improve turn around time, perhaps provide weekend service’ ‘Aim to complete reporting in house wherever possible since quality is generally much […]

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NEW – Updated NSCLC test request form for Immunohistochemical analysis

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Posted by Molly McDowell on 2 November 2022

An updated request form for NSCLC samples requiring ALK, ROS-1 and PD-L1 (Dako 22C3) immunohistochemical analysis at the Royal Devon Hospital is available on the ‘Predictive Biomarker Testing in Lung Cancer’ page. Predictive Biomarker Testing in Lung Cancer  

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Discontinuation of Campylobacter serology

Category: Latest News Microbiology Microbiology News

Posted by Andrew Titman on 4 October 2022

Dear Colleagues, We write to notify you of the suspension of Campylobacter serology with immediate effect. This is because the Reference laboratory in Preston has withdrawn the test. We are seeking alternative accredited tests. We apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Kate’s epic adventure for a fantastic cause

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Posted by Mandy Perry on 28 April 2022

In May this year, Kate Huish, senior Biomedical Scientist in Haematology, is undertaking an epic off road cycling challenge from John O Groats to Lands End. The route will cover in excess of 1300 miles, covering gravel trails, moorland tracks and parts of the UK cycling network as well as spending most nights under canvas. […]

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NEW – Recurrent Thread Worm infection/Enterobiasis

Category: Latest News Microbiology Microbiology News

Posted by Rebecca Watts on 23 March 2022

Recurrent Thread Worm infection/ Enterobiasis Information

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Microbiology User Survey 2021 Results

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Posted by Rebecca Watts on 4 March 2022

https://www.exeterlaboratory.com/wp-content/uploads/Microbiology-User-Survey-Report-2021.pdf

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Royal College of Pathologists Survey 2021

Category: Cellular Pathology News Latest News

Posted by Molly McDowell on 14 February 2022

Thank you to all who participated in this survey during September 2021. 100% of respondents would recommend the laboratory to a colleague. When asked: How might the cellular pathology service be improved? You said: ‘When histopathology results come to the practice they are quite difficult to see clearly – especially if there is more than […]

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Exeter Laboratory Newsletter February 2022

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Posted by Rebecca Watts on 11 February 2022

Exeter Laboratory Newsletter February 2022

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NEW CYTOLOGY PVSA REQUEST FORM

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Posted by Molly McDowell on 10 January 2022

Cytology has created a new version of the PVSA request form. It can be found on the PVSA page Please print this form for any PVSA request going forward.

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New Containment Level 3 (CL3) Laboratory

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Posted by Rebecca Watts on 7 December 2021

Friday 3rd December saw the official handover of the new Containment Level 3 (CL3) laboratory from the contractors to the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust. This CL3 facility will future proof the ability of the Trust to safely process specimens from “High Risk” patients and propagate potential and confirmed “High Risk” organisms.  The […]

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CYTOLOGY PVSA SERVICE FEEDBACK 2021

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Posted by Molly McDowell on 1 November 2021

As part of the annual user survey, Cytology asked Post Vasectomy Semen Analysis Service users for specific feedback: 60% of respondents rate the service as excellent and 40% rate the service as good. Suggestions for service improvement  You said: The service is great. However, it would be great if there are sperm and they are […]

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CYTOLOGY ROSE CLINIC FEEDBACK 2021

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Posted by Molly McDowell on 1 November 2021

As part of our annual user survey, we asked for specific feedback on our Rapid On Site Evaluation (ROSE) clinic service. 93.8% pf those who participated in the survey rated the cytology ROSE service as excellent. Comments and suggestions: Exeter Laboratory website – what other information would you like to see? You said: The EUS […]

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CELLULAR PATHOLOGY USER SURVEY RESULTS 2021

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Posted by Molly McDowell on 1 November 2021

Many thanks to those of you who took the time to respond to our annual survey in 2021 as once again it has proved a difficult year due to Covid. Over 92% of respondents would rate our service either Good or Excellent. Technical / Clinical advice : You said: Most issues relate to EPIC. It […]

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Updated FNA Instructions for Clinicians

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Posted by Molly McDowell on 9 September 2021

Please be aware that cytology have updated their ‘instructions for clinicians’ document. Please view the new edition HERE

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Cessation of Complement Fixation Testing (CFT)

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Posted by Rebecca Watts on 18 August 2021

Cessation of Complement Fixation Testing (CFT)

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New version of post-vasectomy investigation form available

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Posted by Molly McDowell on 11 August 2021

All vasectomy providers please note that cytology have released a new version of the post-vasectomy investigation request form. This can be found on the cytology – post vasectomy website page. Please ensure that this new version of the form is sent with all samples.

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Cytology BMS wins national prize

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Posted by Molly McDowell on 11 August 2021

Congratulations to Molly McDowell, Cytology biomedical scientist, who has won a national IBMS award for biomedical science day 2021 in the category ‘under the microscope’. Molly submitted a photograph of a ‘smiley’ mesothelial cell and won Best Biomedical Science ‘Under the Microscope’ Photo. Biomedical science day is organised annually by the Institute of Biomedical Science. […]

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Exeter Laboratory Newsletter July 2021

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Posted by Rebecca Watts on 11 August 2021

Exeter Laboratory Newsletter July 2021

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