Pathology is the study of disease, its causes and progression. More than 70% of diagnoses in the NHS involve pathology, making it a really important part of your care.
Our team helps nearly every patient who uses our services at some point. Every time you give a blood, urine or a tissue sample it is analysed by the pathology department.
The department is divided into different specialist areas:
- biochemistry – the study of chemicals and hormones in the blood and other fluids
- cellular pathology – the study of disease in human cells and tissue
- haematology and blood transfusion– the study of disorders of the blood
- immunology – the study of the body’s immune system
- microbiology – the study of infection
- phlebotomy – people trained in taking blood
- point of care testing (POCT) – samples analysed at the bedside or in a clinic
Our reception at University Hospital of North Tees is open from 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday if you need to bring a sample to us.
University Hospital of North Tees
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