Pathology

The Pathology Laboratory at North Devon District Hospital provides a high quality, cost-effective service to the Northern Devon Healthcare Trust, general practitioners and community hospitals within the North Devon region. All laboratories are staffed by Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered healthcare scientists, assisted by trained support staff. The information in these pages is for use by clinicians and healthcare staff. We do not offer advice to members of the public.

If you have been asked by your GP or other healthcare professional to attend the hospital for a blood test, the phlebotomy service, details are available here.

Mortuary services

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Northern services

Clinical Advice from a Pathology Consultant can be obtained by contacting the relevant department during core working hours. Advice may be obtained outside of normal hours by contacting the N.D.D.H. switchboard - dial 0 from inside the hospital or 01271 322577 - and ask for the consultant you require.

Eastern services

To find out more, call 01392 403060.

Blood Sciences (Chemistry, Haematology and Immunology)

Northern services

For general enquires, please contact:

· Blood Sciences Manager - Luminita Georgescu: 01271-370232 (3232)

· Laboratory Enquiries - Specimen Reception: 01271-322321 (2321)

· Laboratory Technical Enquiries:

Haematology – 01271-322329 (ext. 2329)

Biochemistry – 01271-322324 (ext. 2344)

· Biochemistry Clinical Advice: Consultant Clinical Biochemist – Mary Stapleton: 01271-322419 (ext. 2419)

· Haematology Clinical Advice: Duty Consultant via the Haematology Secretary at 01271-349198 (ext. 3198)

Clinical advice may be obtained outside of normal hours by contacting the switchboard – dial 0 from inside the hospital or 01271-322577 (main hospital site number) - and ask for the consultant you require.

Alternatively visit our Pathology pages

Eastern services

To find out more, visit Exeter Clinical Laboratory website.

Cellular Pathology (Histology and Cytology)

Northern services

· Laboratory Manager: Lee Luscombe 01271 311754 (ext. 3754)

· Cellular Pathology Clinical Advice: Via the Cellular Pathology secretary: 01271-349197 (ext. 3197). Note: there is no out of hours service for Cellular Pathology clinical advice.

· Laboratory technical enquiries: 01271 322340 (ext. 2340)

Alternatively, visit our Pathology pages

 

Eastern services

To find out more, visit Exeter Clinical Laboratory website.

Blood Transfusion services

Northern services

Service Manager: Dr Jennifer Davies jennifer.davies56@nhs.net

· Transfusion Clinical Advice: Duty Consultant via the Haematology Secretary at 01271-349198 (ext. 3198)

Clinical advice may be obtained outside of normal hours by contacting the switchboard – dial 0 from inside the hospital or 01271-322577 (main hospital site number) - and ask for the consultant you require.

· Laboratory technical enquiries: 01271 322327 (ext. 2327)

Alternatively visit our Pathology pages.

Eastern services

To find out more, visit Exeter Clinical Laboratory website

Last updated: May 04, 2023.

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