Pathology - General

We are committed to delivering a rapid, user-friendly and responsive pathology service of the highest quality. All the Pathology Departments are working towards compliance with the ISO15189 Standards.

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Key Personnel Contact
Nazia Hussain
Pathology Services Manager
T: 01895 279598
E: nhussain8@nhs.net
F: 01895 279931
Adebayo Sodunke.
Pathology IT Manager
T: 01895 238282 (ext 2590)
E: Adebayo.Sodunke@nhs.net
Rachel Schofield.
Quality Manager
T: 01895 279599
E: Rachel.Schofield1@nhs.net
F: 01895 279931
For all enquires/suggestions relating to pathology services: thh-tr.thhpathology@nhs.net

The pathology services at Hillingdon Hospital comprise:

Biochemistry »


A 24 hour service for in-patient, out-patient and for the local GP’s and Health Centres. The Biochemistry laboratories at Hillingdon Hospital are located on the first floor of the tower block adjacent to the operating theatres.

Biochemistry Laboratories open
Monday to Friday 08:00 - 20:00
Saturday and Sunday 09:00 - 13:00
At all other times, the on-call service is in operation on bleep 5602.

For routine bloods we endeavour to provide a same day service. Urgent requests need to me made to the laboratory by phone. Analysis may be performed at Hillingdon or at the satellite laboratory at Mount Vernon. Speciality tests are performed at local reference centres.

Key Personnel Contact
Frank Geoghegan, Consultant

T: 020 89675468
M: 07745433193
E:frank.geoghegan@nhs.net
F: 01895 279931

Harjinder Chaggar
Laboratory Manager
T: 01895 279225
E: Harjinder.Chaggar1@nhs.net
F: 01895 279931
Mrs Lorna McMullen
Pathology Office Supervisor
T: 01895 279285
E: Lorna.McMullen@nhs.net
F: 01895 279931

Haematology & Blood Transfusion »


The haematology laboratory service provides a full range of haematological investigations. These are held both within Hillingdon and Mount Vernon Hospitals and at a number of community locations. The Haematology laboratories at Hillingdon Hospital are located on the first floor of the tower block adjacent to the operating theatres.

Haematology Laboratories open
Monday to Friday 08:00 - 20:00
Saturday and Sunday 09:00 - 13:00
At all other times, the laboratory offers an out of hours service and the on-call staff can be contacted via the switchboard or on bleep 5627.

Consultants/Special Interests Contact
Dr Riaz Jan Mohamed T: 01895 279291
E: Riaz.JanMohamed@nhs.net
F: 01895 279931
Secretary
T: 01895 279231
F: 01895 279931
Dr Richard Kaczmarski T: 01895 279796
E: Richard.Kaczmarski@nhs.net
F: 01895 279931
Secretary
T: 01895 279087
E: Helen.Hurt@nhs.net
F: 01895 279931
Dr Ketan Patel T: 01895 279242
E: Ketan.Patel@nhs.net
F: 01895 279931
Secretary
T: 01895 279087
E: Helen.Hurt@nhs.net
F: 01895 279931
Dr Taku Sugai E: takusugai@nhs.net
Secretary
T: 01895 279231

Other Personnel Contact
Jeff Timms T: 01895 279033
E: Jeff.Timms@nhs.net
F: 01895 279931
Subramaniam Uthyayakumar T: 01895 279293
E: Kumar.Uthyayakumar@nhs.net
F: 01895 279931

Histopathology & Cytology »


The Histopathology Department at Hillingdon Hospital provides a routine histology service including immunohistochemistry and a frozen section service. We also provide a non-gynae cytology service which includes Andrology. Gynae cytology is not done at Hillingdon. All samples received here are transferred to Northwick Park Hospital for testing.

Consultants/Special Interests Contact

Dr Andrew Anthony

Gastrointestinal Histopathology

T: 01895 279295
E: Andrew.Anthony@nhs.net
F: 01895 279437
Secretary
T: 01895 279286
F: 01895 279437

Dr M Williamson

 

T: 01895 279562
E: Mike.Williamson@nhs.net
Secretary
T: 01895 279286

Other Personnel Contact

Elaine Moore, Lab Manager

Elaine.Moore8@nhs.net
T: 01895 279287

Histology

Routine work is accepted during laboratory hours unless otherwise stated. The laboratory aims to produce reports from small biopsies received before 11:00 by the end of the following day, excluding weekends. Larger specimens and complete cases will take longer.

The Histology laboratory is routinely open:

Monday to Friday only
(excluding Bank Holidays).
08:00 to 16:30

Glucose tolerance tests are performed by appointment only. For an appointment at Hillingdon Hospital, please ring 01895 279147 and for Mount Vernon Hospital ring 01923 844732 or 01923 844957. Please note that if you wish to have this test performed quickly, you may be best advised to make an appointment at Mount Vernon Hospital.

Urgent work for overnight processing will normally be accepted until 16:00 without prior notice but must be marked urgent.  If an urgent specimen is to reach the laboratory after 16:00, the requesting doctor must contact the Consultant. Urgent specimens must always be handed directly to the senior laboratory staff.

All specimens must be clearly labelled with label on the side of the container, NOT THE LID, and accompanied by an accurately completed request form. Specimen containers must be labelled correctly and legibly with the patient information. The container should bear as much of the following information as possible:

  • NHS number
  • Patient's Surname
  • Patient's Forename
  • Hospital Number
  • Date of Birth (age if not known)
  • Ward or Department
  • Date & Time Collected
  • Relevant Biohazard Warning

A minimum of three identical points of identification (surname, forename, date of birth) must be used on both request forms and sample container used.

Product of conception samples for Histology MUST be accompanied by a fully completed consent form. Consent can only be taken by people trained in taking consent. Forms are available from the Gynaecology department or A&E. https://www.hta.gov.uk/faqs/disposal-pregnancy-remains-faqs

Cytology and Andrology

Cytology and Andrology user guide (pdf, 131KB)


Microbiology »


The Microbiology Department at Hillingdon Hospital provides a routine service including Viral serology antimicrobial assays and a referral service for Immunology. The Microbiology laboratories at Hillingdon Hospital are located on the first floor of the tower block adjacent to the operating theatres.

Microbiology Laboratories open
Monday to Friday 08:00 - 20:00
Saturday and Sunday 09:00 - 15:00
At all other times, the on-call service is in operation on bleep 5553.

Consultants/Special Interests Contact

Dr P Kumari

Bacteriology, Virology, Mycology, Parasitology, Antibiotic advice & stewardship, Infection prevention  & control

T: 01895 279290
E: Prasanna.Kumari@nhs.net
F: 01895 279931
Secretary
T: 01895 279286
F: 01895 279437

Dr A Ghose

Bacteriology, Virology, Mycology, Parasitology, Antibiotic advice & stewardship, Infection prevention  & control

T: 01895 279115
E: Arup.Ghose@nhs.net
F: 01895279931
Secretary
T: 01895 279286
F: 01895 279437

Other Personnel Contact
Mrs Helen Denman
Laboratory Manager
T: 01895 279289
E: Helen.Denman@nhs.net
F: 01895-279931


Pathology at Mount Vernon Hospital »

The Pathology Department at Mount Vernon Hospital, is open:

Monday to Friday 08:00 - 17:00 
Bleep 6439 during these hours only 
At all other times the on-call service is in operation based at Hillingdon Hospital (see above)

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Hillingdon Hospital
Pield Heath Road,
Uxbridge UB8 3NN
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Mount Vernon Hospital
Rickmansworth Road,
Northwood HA6 2RN
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