The Molecular Pathology Diagnostic Service (MPDS) provides a diagnostic molecular pathology service to internal users within the UHB Trust, external users regional; national and international. The department processes over 20,000 samples per year and offers services in both solid tumour testing and circulating tumour DNA.

The department utilizes a broad range of molecular techniques including immunohistochemistry, FISH, PCR based targeted assays (Sanger Sequencing, real time PCR, pyrosequencing) and next generation sequencing (NGS) to provide testing for protein expression, gene mutation, gene methylation, gene amplification and chromosome translocation. 

The laboratory is accredited to ISO 15189:2012. 

The department of Molecular Pathology is part of Clinical Laboratory Services and operates within the Quality Management System of the Clinical Laboratory Services, it is led by a Consultant Clinical Service Lead, a Principal Clinical Scientist and an Operations Manager. MPDS participates fully in UK NEQAS and GENQA External Quality Assurance schemes where appropriate.

MPDS provides a comprehensive molecular pathology service to the Trust, and nationally, between 8:30 and 17:00 Monday - Friday.

Please contact the laboratory for any pricing enquiries.

For a full list of Molecular Pathology UKAS accredited assays, please click below.

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