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Checked: 16-10-2018 by vicky.ryan Next Review: 16-10-2019

Service Overview - NBT

The Severn Pathology (webpage) website provides the latest, up-to-date information about NBT's full range of pathology services:

  • Bristol Genetics Laboratory (BGL)

  • Cellular Pathology

  • Clinical Biochemistry

  • Haematological Malignancy

  • Haematology Immunology and Immunogenetics

  • Microbiology and Virology

  • Point of Care

The Haematology section for clinicians (webpage) also features guidance on HIT pretesting.


Contact Details - NBT

NBT pathology laboratory results and enquiries:

  • Cytology: 0117 4149889

  • Histology: 0117 4149890

  • Haematology Laboratory: 0117 4148383

  • Biochemistry Laboratory: 0117 4148383

  • Microbiology General Enquiries: 0117 4146222

  • Transfusion Laboratory: 0117 4148350

Service overview - UHB

UH Bristol provide the following pathology services:-

Pathology Day Unit

The Pathology Day Unit activity is part of the planned day care stream within the Ambulatory Care Unit (ACU)

They carry out a wide spectrum of procedures, such as Dynamic Function Tests (glucose tolerance test, short synacthen test, pituitary function tests, water deprivation test), blood transfusions and iron infusions. They also offer a phlebotomy service for tests with complex sample requirements or where samples require immediate separation (e.g. Homocysteine, Gut Hormones, Renin Aldosterone Ratio).

They accept referrals from GPs.

Currently located  on A413, Ambulatory Care Unit , level 4 of the Queens Building. The unit is open Monday -Friday from 08.00am until 20.00.

The direct phone number is: 0117-3424363.

Email referrals to:

Should you wish to discuss a specific referral, please ring Dr Bayly directly: 0117-342 2853


Histology and cytology is concerned with the diagnosis of disease from tissue and fluid samples.

UH Bristol specialisms
UH Bristol are the regional centre for perinatal and paediatric pathology, and for osteo-articular pathology.

Tel: 0117 342 2585

Referral information for clinicians can be found at

Clinical Biochemistry

Paediatric Phlebotomy

Please note UH Bristol’s Children’s Hospital is unable to carry out blood tests on a drop in basis. They hold specific blood clinics for GP’s during the week by appointment only. The child’s GP needs to give the parent a blood request form and a prescription for 2 tubes of Ametop/ LMX 4/ Emla or similar and Tegaderm Film and 4 dressings. The parent needs to telephone Bristol Children’s Hospital to make an appointment. Full information is available in the leaflet to give to parents bringing children to the Paediatric Phlebotomy department.

Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre

Perinatal pathology
The Perinatal Pathology service is offered through the mortuary at St Michael's Hospital.

Consultant Perinatal Pathologist: Dr Craig Platt. He can be contacted by mobile phone to answer urgent questions.

Secretary: Joan Hudson telephone: 0117 342 3134

Oral and maxillofacial pathology

Bristol Dental Hospital provides a routine diagnostic oral and maxillofacial, head and neck histopathology reporting service to University Hospitals Bristol Trust in association with the Department of Histopathology, Bristol Royal Infirmary.

The oral and maxillofacial pathology department accepts referral requests from specialists, general dental practitioners and general medical practitioners.

For more information go to

Contact details UHB

UH Bristol pathology laboratory Telephone numbers

Pathology reception: 0117 3423080

Haematology laboratory: 0117 3422708

Biochemistry laboratory: 0117 3423080

Microbiology laboratory: 0117 3425551

Transfusion laboratory: 0117 3422579

Phlebotomy service: 0117 3420370

Opening times are: Monday to Friday (not bank Holidays), 8.30am to 5pm

Paediatric phlebotomy service: 0117 327049

Service overview - WAHT

Weston pathology provides:-

  • Chemical Pathology
  • Haematology
  • Blood Transfusion
  • Histopathology (including Cytology and Morbid Anatomy)
  • Microbiology
  • Phlebotomy

Contact details - WAHT

WAHT pathology laboratory Telephone numbers

Pathology office: 01934 647051

Haematology laboratory: 01934 647054

Biochemistry laboratory: 01934 647055

Microbiology laboratory: 01934 647053

Transfusion laboratory: 01934 647052

Phlebotomy service: 01934 636363 ext 3714

Opening times are: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm

Paediatric phlebotomy service

A Paediatric phlebotomy service is available from the Seashore Centre at Weston General Hospital from 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday.GP’s must send a referral letter, in which they list which bloods are required and a brief history explaining why the bloods are required (for children under 5 years of age, this will be reviewed by the Paediatric Consultant and additional bloods may be added).The referral letter should be faxed to 01934 881374.

For more information contact the Seashore Centre on 01934 881371