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Our Services A - Z - Pathology Service

About the service

St Helens and Knowsley Pathology Service provides Pathology for St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals (NHS) Trust and Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals (NHS) Trust as well as the surrounding community.

Each year the laboratory performs over 6.5 million tests which are dealt with by medical, scientific, clerical and support staff in a range of departments:

  • Haematology and Transfusion
  • Biochemistry and Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Cellular Pathology
  • Phlebotomy (Blood Taking)
  • Bereavement

St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Pathology departments is accredited to ISO15189: Please follow this link  to access the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) website and type the department's UKAS ID to access the schedule of accreditation for each of the department.

The UKAS ID codes are as follows Biochemistry and Immunology 8871, Cellular Pathology 8908, Haematology and Transfusion 8864 and Microbiology 8857.

Image showing accreditation for our biochemistry/pathology services

The Phlebotomy service is available at both Whiston and St Helens Hospitals as well as several community sites.

Our Phlebotomy clinics now use an online booking system for patients over the age of 16. To book an appointment, for a blood test, at one of our clinics please follow this link.

If you need to book an appointment for a child under the age of 16, please telephone 0151 430 1702.

Please Note - Blood forms must be brought to the appointment


A Day in the life of a Biomedical Scientist



Page last updated on 30th September 2022

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