Pathology services

Pathology is a term used to describe a wide variety of tests on blood and other biological samples to assist consultants and doctors in the treatment of their patients.

The Holly Private Hospital has an onsite Pathology Laboratory providing a range of pathology tests and investigations on blood and other biological specimens. With a combination of state-of-the-art instrumentation and computerisation, a highly experienced team of consultants and fully qualified biomedical scientists, we offer a fast, high quality and flexible service six days a week and an on-call service outside of these times.

Please visit the United Kingdom Accreditation Service for a full list of our accredited tests.

Our pathology service includes:

  • General biochemistry
  • General haematology
  • Blood transfusion service
  • Endocrinology
  • Microbiology
  • Other – any assays we are not able to perform onsite are sent to Reference Centres or hospital departments that meet our accreditation guidelines.

Your test

If your GP or consultant has referred you for a urine, stool sample or another biological test at The Holly Private Hospital the following patient information sheets can be downloaded and provide useful information on preparing for your test including fasting and sample collection:

For further information, Lab Tests Online is a useful non-commercial website providing patient information on urine and other pathology tests.

Your results

You results will be sent to your consultant, a GP or other healthcare professional who referred you for the test.