There have been a number of recent changes to Croydon Health Services pathology services over the past year.



Croydon pathology

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South West London Pathology

GP pathology services are provided by South West London Pathology (SWLP), comprising of Croydon Health Services, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 

The partnership brings together the best of each Trust’s pathology services to provide them in a co-ordinated and streamlined way.

Essential clinical services such as Accident & Emergency, theatres and obstetrics continue to receive the same level of pathology support on-site.

The following are provided by SWLP:

  • Histopathology
  • Cytology
  • Microbiology
  • Blood sciences



Croydon pathology

Croydon pathology services handles approximately 660,000 specimens a year, performing over 600 types of in-house tests and has a network of external laboratories to which specialised tests can be sent. 

The pathology laboratories are located in Croydon University Hospital, at the Mayday Road entrance of the Woodcroft Wing. 

The central specimen reception is located on the second floor of the Woodcroft Wing.

The department works with all hospital inpatient and outpatient pathology services to include the following specialties:

  • Clinical haematology
  • Blood transfusion
  • Microbiology
  • Cytopathology
  • Histopathology / mortuary
  • Clinical biochemistry

(The cytogenetics service has relocated to the Royal Marsden hospital).

All laboratories offer a routine service Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm.

In addition, clinical haematology and clinical biochemistry offer a routine service from 8am to 8pm.

A 24 hour emergency service is offered by haematology, blood transfusion, clinical biochemistry and microbiology.

All pathology services are quality accredited with CPA UK Ltd and are clinically led by a consultant pathologist specialist.

GPs can direct patients to Croydon University Hospital or Purley War Memorial Hospital for walk-in blood tests.



Contact information

Pathology services

Croydon University Hospital       

530 London Road




Tel: 020 8401 3025 (Reception/results enquiries )

Tel - 020 8401 3023 (chemical pathology)

Fax - 020 8401 3189

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