What we can do for you

Given our scale and expertise, we can design a service to suit your needs. Whether you are a NHS trust, a private hospital, a CCG or a GP surgery, we understand your different requirements.

By working with Spire Pathology Services you not only gain access to our network of laboratories, We have experience of building and running a pathology laboratory within client's premises. 

We also provide:

  • tailored management information, helping you manage your budgets
  • an online feedback system so we are able to monitor live performance and measure our Net promoter Score.
  • a fast, efficient end-to-end pathology service with industry-leading turnaround times
  • access to specialist expertise 24/7 through a dedicated Spire Pathology Services clinician helpline
  • access to any of our 22 Clinical Pathology accredited laboratories and staff
  • an online results service
  • sample collections arranged to suit your requirements
  • transparent pricing with the potential for significant savings.
  • 24/7 emergency blood sciences.

Blood screening and diagnostics

We offer 3000 individual assays including specialised testing in areas such as allergy, coagulation, cytology, endocrinology, genetics, oncology and infectious disease.

Access to thousands of different diagnostic tests via our network of specialist laboratories helps to ensure that our customers get a comprehensive, cost effective, and highly professional service.

Our diagnostic testing laboratory services include:

  • Blood Transfusion
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Cytology
  • Endocrinology
  • Genetics
  • Histology
  • Haematology
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Serology
  • Virology

Blood sciences


Each of our Haematology laboratories provide a comprehensive screening and diagnostic service using state-of-the art technological platforms as well as numerous manual laboratory processes.

All of our laboratories perform routine haematological and haemostastic screening tests, including Full Blood Count (FBC) investigations, blood cell morphology and coagulation screening tests such as the INR. In additional to these we also perform a comprehensive range of haematinic and haemoglobinopathy tests.


Each Blood Transfusion laboratory provides a comprehensive Red Cell Immunohaematology service, utilize Diamed’s Gel Test ID-Micro Typing System we routinely perform ABO and Rhesus typing, antibody screening and identification, as well as full serological cross-matching.

All Spire Pathology transfusion departments are registered with the MHRA. We participate in both UKNEQAS External (http://www.ukneqas.org.uk) and the Welsh Assessment of Serological Proficiency Scheme (http://www.waspsqa.org.uk). Spire Pathology is also a stakeholder in the National Comparative Audit of Blood Transfusion program, has a presence on the WASP’s steering committee and has its own Haematology and Blood Transfusion Standardisation Group.

Clinical chemistry

Spire Pathology Services provide routine biochemistry at all of our satellite laboratories, including kidney, liver and cardiac profiles. All of our satellite sites utilize Ortho Clinical Diagnostics VITROS® dry slide chemistry platform, the VITROS® 350. This platform is ideal for a multi-disciplined laboratory environment, providing high quality results with the minimum of operator intervention and excellent efficiency.

Advanced allergy testing

Spire Pathology Services’ Immunology Reference Laboratory (IRL) offers one of the largest ImmunoCap® repertoires of allergens in the UK utilising ultra-sensitive, allergen specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) tests able to identify a patient’s risk of reaction to specific allergens.

Our laboratory service is led by scientific and clinical specialists, offering both clinical support and one of the most extensive test menus in the UK.

Spire Pathology Services' nationwide network of 20 laboratories provides convenient access to specimen collection services in relaxed and friendly settings. We are also able to offer flexible options for test ordering and result reporting, including a web-based application that provides convenient and timely access to results 24/7.

Our laboratories are all accredited by CPA (Clinical Pathology Accreditation UK).

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