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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cellular Pathology

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Results

Histopathology and diagnostic cytology

Results are available for viewing electronically within the OUH on Case Notes and EPR
Hard copies are sent to requesting clinicians/GPs

Cervical cytology

Results are returned electronically to GP practices where supported.

Hard copies of reports are sent to all requesters, unless practices indicate they no longer wish to receive reports this way.

The Thames Valley Primary Care Agency is notified of all results and sends a result letter directly to the patient.

Colposcopy referrals are sent directly from the Colposcopy Department by letter to the patient with appointment details and explanatory leaflet.

If no GP is given, it is the responsibility of the requesting clinician to ensure that the GP is aware of the result.

Electron microscopy

Results are normally included within the Histopathology reports available electronically on Case Notes and EPR.

Electronic images can be provided in pre-arranged situations using a secure nhs.net to nhs.net account.

There are a few situations when it can be requested directly, but these are in very specific circumstances and via a pre-set route.