Blood Sciences (Chemistry, Haematology and Immunology)
Staff working in the Blood Sciences department receive blood, urine, faeces and other fluid specimens from patients for examination in our state-of-the-art pathology laboratory. Scientists there will carry out tests on these samples to diagnose illness or to help treat disease.
The Exeter Blood Sciences Laboratory is a modern, high-quality service generating more than 25,000 results every day for both NHS and research patients.
The combined laboratories provide a full range of Clinical Biochemistry, Haematology, Immunology and Blood Transfusion within the custom-designed laboratories
To find out more, visit Exeter Clinical Laboratory website.
The Pathology Laboratory is located on level 1 at North Devon District Hospital. Diagnostic testing is an integral part of the healthcare equation. Laboratory tests are integral to the diagnosis of disease or monitoring of therapy.
We provide a high-quality diagnostic and consultative service to clinical users of the hospital and to primary and secondary care providers in the community.
Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
Routine work: Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:30, Saturday 09:00 to 12:30
On-call: Monday to Friday 17:30 – 09:00, all weekend and bank holidays
To contact the biomedical scientist, bleep 031 or contact via switchboard
Useful information about samples
If you have been asked to collect a specimen of urine or faeces by a health professional, please use the following links for guidance:
Information for healthcare professionals
We have a dedicated section for Healthcare professionals here.
You can also find out more via the Exeter Clinical Laboratory website (Eastern services) or the Pathology Handbook (Northern services).