Welcome to Peterborough Pathology Services

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Pathology (also known as Laboratory Medicine) is the study of the nature of disease and its causes, development, processes and consequences.


Pathology is a key clinical service and around 70% of NHS diagnoses rely upon it.


The Pathology facility at Peterborough City Hospital (PCH) and Hinchingbrooke Hospital (HH) is an integral part of the Family and Integrated Support Services Division. It houses some of the most up to date testing equipment within the United Kingdom, receiving  around 1.5 million samples per year and performing 5 million tests in support of community healthcare and public health needs within Cambridgeshire and  South Lincolnshire as well as hospital care at Peterborough, Stamford and Hinchingbrooke.


The Pathology department is divided into a number of specialist departments:


Biochemistry and Immunology

Cellular Pathology (Cytology, Histopathology, Mortuary and Bereavement Services)

Haematology / Blood Transfusion


Point of Care (POCT)


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Details about these departments can be found by clicking on the Departments section towards the top of this screen.