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. 

Eastern services

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.

Northern services

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.

Pathology Department
Level 1
Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
Raleigh Park
North Devon
EX31 4JB


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

Role of the Haematology Clinic Nurse Specialist

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). 

Last updated: January 09, 2024.