This page contains all relevant documentation and accreditations


User Guide

This outlines general information about Pathognomics and the preparation of specimens


Coronial Referral Pack

These documents contain general information regarding the Coroners service we provide


Request Form

These should accompany the specimens. For a word version please email


Transportation of Specimens

This contains advice and guidance on postal regulations and packaging of specimens


Accreditation Status

UKAS ISO 15189:2012 

UKAS accredited medical diagnostic service, UKAS No. 9923. All testing performed at new accredited laboratory on Falcon Road

Care Quality Commision (CQC)

Registered to carry out the following activities:
Diagnostic and Screening Processes June 2017
Participant ID: 1-3839766903
Nominated Individual: Neil Ryan

Human Tissue Authority (HTA)

Licence granted under Section 16 (2) (e) (i) and (ii) of the Human Tissue Act 2004
Licensing Number: 12685
Designated Individual: Alexander Bowman
Data Security and Protection Tool Kit
Caldicott Guardian: Neil Ryan (8JP97);
Information Governance Lead: Ceallaigh Dee
Status: 20/21 Standards Met
Date Published: 18/06/2021
Information Commissions Office Registration Number: ZA224395
Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) All biomedical scientists working in the department are registered
General Medical Council All reporting consultants are GMC registered and monitored on a yearly basis
External Quality Assurance Schemes UKNEQAS CPT (Specialist Techniques, Tissue Diagnostics)
UKNEQAS IHC (General Pathology, ER/PR)