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Pathology service

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Colchester Hospital

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01206 747 474

Ipswich Hospital

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01473 703 721

Welcome to pathology

We perform the many laboratory tests that are part of the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions. We perform these tests on samples of blood, sweat, urine, faeces and tissue.  The different branches of pathology have clinical names which you may hear us use:

  • Haematology
  • Clinical biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Cellular pathology (includes histopathology and cytology)

If you want more information about the different pathology lab tests, please visit the NHS Choices website 

Our pathology services are provided by North East Essex and Suffolk Pathology Services (NEESPS) which is a partnership of Ipswich, Colchester and West Suffolk hospitals. There are labs at each hospital.

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