Pathology services

Pathology Services are provided under the division of Diagnostics and Cancer Services

Currently there are two Acute Hospital sites
• South West Acute Hospital in Enniskillen,
• Altnagelvin Area Hospital in Londonderry.

The Pathology Department encompasses 5 disciplines: Clinical Chemistry, Haematology, Microbiology, Histopathology and Cytopathology and their main services are described below.  The Clinical Chemistry department incorporates Point of Care Testing (POCT).

Clinical Chemistry (All Acute Hospital Sites)
The Clinical Chemistry departments are based at South West Acute Hospital, Enniskillen and Altnagelvin Hospital. The department offers a full diagnostic service to users in hospital and primary care. Specialist tests are referred to regional and supra-regional laboratories.  Point of Care Testing takes place on the two hospital sites and Tyrone County local enhanced hospital.

Haematology and Blood Transfusion (All Acute Hospital Sites)
The Haematology and Blood Transfusion departments are based at South West Acute Hospital, Enniskillen, and Altnagelvin Hospital. The department offers a full diagnostic service to users in hospital and primary care. Specialist tests are referred to regional and supra-regional laboratories.

Microbiology (Altnagelvin site)
The Microbiology department is based at Altnagelvin Hospital. The department offers a full diagnostic service to users in hospital and primary care. Specialist tests are referred to regional and supra-regional laboratories.

Cellular Pathology  (Altnagelvin site)
The Cellular Pathology department is based at Altnagelvin Hospital and consists of Cytopathology, Histopathology, and Andrology laboratories.   A Mortuary (body store) is located in Altnagelvin and South West Acute Hospital Enniskillen.
Renal biopsies and Neuropathology samples are reported in the Belfast Resional laboratories.