Stockport Pathology

Information for Patients

Pathology Opening Times

Stockport Pathology Laboratory runs a 24 hour shift system for certain disciplines. Information can be found in the table below:

DepartmentOpening Times
HaematologyOperate a 24 hour shift system
BiochemistryOperate a 24 hour shift system
Blood TransfusionOperate a 24 hour shift system
Point of Care (POCT)Operate a 24 hour shift system
Microbiology Core HoursMon – Fri : 8:00 – 20:00
Histology Core HoursMon – Fri : 8:00 – 17:20
Cytology Core HoursMon – Fri : 8:00 – 15:30

In core hours, please let the laboratory know if you are sending an urgent sample.

Weekends and Bank Holidays

We operate between 9:00 and 17:00 with reduced staffing.


If emergency laboratory work by a Biomedical Scientist(BMS) is required outside of the above hours, it is necessary to contact the Microbiology BMS on-call staff via the hospital`s switchboard.

If clinical advice is required, please contact the on-call Consultant Microbiologist also via the switchboard.

Useful Documents

The Pathology Guide can be found in publications.

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