Laboratory Medicine

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Welcome to our internationally-renowned laboratories where we test samples, provide diagnoses and help with discovering the pathology of patients’ conditions.

Medical professionals from anywhere in the world can buy tests from us and we have a robust tracking system to provide the results.

Laboratory accreditation

All our laboratories work in line with ISO 15189:2012 which is an international standard that specifies the requirements for quality and competence for medical laboratories. This ISO standard has replaced the Clinical Pathology Accreditation (CPA) standards, which our laboratories have been accredited to since their introduction in 1996.

The accreditation process involves annual visits by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to ensure compliance against the standard.

Accreditation provides assurance to users of the Laboratory Medicine service that we are providing the best quality service.

A full list of all accredited tests provided by our laboratories is detailed in their Schedule of Accreditation. Each Schedule of Accreditation can be viewed by entering the UKAS Reference Number in the search field on the UKAS website:

  • Clinical Chemistry UKAS Reference Number: 10139
  • Haematology UKAS Reference Number: 8091
  • Histopathology UKAS Reference Number: 8093
  • Sheffield Diagnostics Genetics Service UKAS Reference Number: 8652

Some tests provided by our laboratories are not included within the Schedule of Accreditation. These tests are managed within the Laboratory Quality Management System. If further information is required please contact the laboratory via the contact details on their web page.

Give us feedback

We welcome your feedback on what is working well and what improvements we can make to our laboratory services. If you have any concerns, complaints, suggestions or compliments regarding the service that you receive from our laboratory, please let us know.

Patients and parents may provide feedback through the Friends and Family Test, however if you require confidential advice and support to help sort out any concerns you may have about laboratory services, or if you feel the need to make a formal complaint, please contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) Manager on 0114 271 7594.

Health professional service users may provide feedback using the form below.

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