Pathology

Dudley Pathology Service is one of the most up-to-date pathology laboratories in the West Midlands and provides a comprehensive range of clinical services and diagnostic investigations across the following Image of member of staff with blood specimen disciplines:

  • Biochemistry (inc. molecular genetics)
  • Haematology (inc. blood transfusion)
  • Histopathology (inc. histology, cytology and mortuary services)
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology

Using the latest technology, we can provide a high quality service and a rapid turn around of investigations to all of our users. The department is a UK demonstration site for the latest technology in specimen processing and has some of the most advanced techniques, including DNA analysis (genetic testing). Our commitment to quality is supported by CPA accreditation for the majority of the services we provide.

We also provide extensive phlebotomy and anticoagulant services at both Russells Hall and Corbett hospitals and in the community, providing a wide choice to suit the needs and lifestyle of patients including:

  • Open-access phlebotomy service Monday to Friday until at least 6.00pm at both hospitals and Saturday mornings at Russells Hall Hospital
  • Anticoagulant services at both hospitals

Consultants in Pathology provide many specialist clinics for patients with blood disorders, allergies, lipids (cholesterol) and weight problems. Russells Hall Hospital is one of only a few hospitals in the West Midlands that provides some of these services.

Patient information leaflets

Key staff

Useful information

This service is available at:
  • Russells Hall Hospital
Where to find us
  • First floor, west wing, Russells Hall Hospital
Telephone numbers
  • (01384) 456111 (ext. 2482) (Biochemistry)
  • (01384) 456111 (ext. 2086) (Haematology)
  • (01384) 456111 (ext. 2469) (Histopathology)
  • (01384) 456111 (ext. 2447) (Immunology)
  • (01384) 456111 (ext. 2471) (Microbiology)

Service details

Clinical directorate
  • Diagnostics
Management team
  • Dr Alec Wolinski
    Clinical director
  • Dr Elizabeth Rees
    Medical service head