Service Background

The Molecular Pathology Diagnostic Service (MPDS) provides a diagnostic molecular pathology service to internal users within the University Hospitals Birmingham Trust as well as regional, national and international service users. The department processes over 25,000 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. 

Molecular Pathology is a UKAS accredited medical laboratory No. 8759

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.

Operating hours: 08:30 - 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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