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Cellular Pathology

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About us

The Cellular Pathology Clinical Service Unit comprises Histopathology, Cytopathology and the Mortuary, located at the John Radcliffe Hospital, and the Histopathology Laboratory for Osteoarticular/Bone/Soft Tissue, based at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

Cellular Pathology is UKAS and HTA accredited and participates in all relevant UK EQA schemes.

Our nationally and internationally renowned subspecialised diagnostic and training department provides:

  • histopathology and cytopathology services to clinicians (hospital- and community-based) and specialist opinions to pathologists in the Thames Valley region and the rest of the UK
  • consultant pathologist-run outpatient FNA service for Head and Neck and Thyroid patients
  • autopsy and mortuary facilities for the hospital and HM Coroner (Oxford)
  • molecular and cytogenetic analysis
  • teaching and training of
    • undergraduate/postgraduate doctors
    • biomedical scientists
    • associate practitioners
    • anatomical pathology technicians
    • other healthcare professionals and students
  • research in conjunction with Oxford Centre for Histological Research (OCHRe).