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Contact details

Telephone: 01604 545402

Opening hours are 9.00 – 17.30 Monday to Friday


How to find us

Pathology reception is located on Hospital Street in Area G on the hospital map. The nearest parking areas are Car Parks 4 and 5 (or 2 after 3.00pm). Limited disabled parking is available.

Click here for the hospital map


The pathology department provides patient-care diagnostic and testing facilities for Northampton General Hospital and the local community general practitioners. 

Principal services

  • Blood Sciences (Haematology, Blood Transfusion, Biochemistry, Immunology)

  • Microbiology

  • Cellular Pathology (Histopathology, Non-Gynae Cytology)

  • Phlebotomy

  • Mortuary

A UKAS accredited medical laboratory No. 8115. For a list of the current accredited tests, please follow this link to our schedule of accreditation.

Blood Taking Unit

Please see the Blood Taking Unit page for details of our service.


The department is also responsible for providing the public mortuary service for South Northamptonshire and autopsy facilities for HM Coroner.



Click here to download a copy of the Pathology Handbook, a document that provides an outline of the services offered by Pathology.




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