Main telephone number:
020 8401 3000


The Pathology department includes the following specialties:

Please note: the Cytogenetics service has relocated to the Royal Marsden Hospital

The combined departments handle approximately 660,000 specimens a year.  We perform over 600 types of test in-house and have a network of external laboratories to which more specialised tests can be sent.  Our 24 hour Consultant-led service is available to assist with interpretation of results, the selection of appropriate tests, clinical management and to deal with any difficulties that arise.
The Pathology department is committed to providing a service which is:

  • prompt
  • comprehensive
  • cost-effective
  • of high quality
  • responsive to the needs of Inpatients, Outpatients, Accident and Emergency and GP referrals

Pathology has recently undergone major new auto-analyser implementation. Blood Sciences have installed an integrated automated pre-analytical analyser to ensure continuity and improve the quality of the service.


Contact Us

Pathology Central Reception/Results Enquiries

020 8401 3025

For blood test appointments:

Tel: 020 8401 3420/020 8401 3000 extension 5673 

Croydon hospital appointments
Early morning appointments for fasting patients
Monday – Friday: 7-8 am
To book a fasting appointment call 0208 401 3420.

Walk in blood test service

Monday, Wednesday & Friday        7am to 4.45pm 

Tuesday & Thursday                        7am to 6.45pm

Blood Tests Manager (Outpatients)

Nathalie Wells

020 8401 3420

Pathology Services Manager: 

John Kersey

Pathology Quality Manager

Ifeoma Ekwueme 

Tel: 020 8401 3000 extn 4068

Consultant Lead Pathologist

Dr. Anne Tarn



Services provided

Pathology services laboratories are at the Mayday Road entrance of the Woodcroft wing.

Histopathology, cytology, central specimen reception, microbiology, blood transfusion and the blood sciences comprising biochemistry and haematology all form the division of pathology.

All laboratories offer a routine service Monday to Friday from 08:30-17:00. 

In addition, Haematology and Clinical Biochemistry offer a routine service from 08:00 - 20:00.

A 24 hour emergency service is offered by Haematology, Blood transfusion, Clinical Biochemistry and Microbiology.

Pathology central reception telephone routine hours: 020 8401 3025.

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