The London Clinic path lab gets a refit


The new-look pathology laboratory at The London Clinic

A £4m two-year refit and design of The London Clinic’s in-house blood sciences pathology laboratory provides ‘ground-breaking’ technology in the diagnosis of cancer conditions.

It will enable more tests to be processed, around the clock, seven days a week.

The official opening at 120 Harley Street was in partnership with QuidelOrtho, suppliers of the new biochemistry equipment.

Reza Mirza, head of pathology at the hospital, said the development allowed analysis of a larger repertoire of tests in-house and enabled same-day blood results for oncology patients. 

‘We can remotely authorise the blood results in situ so that oncology patients can start their treatments sooner. 

‘A further important improvement for oncology clinicians is that we now have Cellavision, a digital haematology microscopy solution that sends images to their desktops for immediate diagnosis.

‘But this isn’t the end of the story. We are continuing to invest in a digital improvement journey to ensure all data flows seamlessly to our patients, clients and external users. It’s a case of watch this space.’

The laboratory is also being used for external commercial clients and specialises in the following blood science services:


Stem cell – the clinic has the largest stem cell collection in Europe;


Histology and cytology;

Haematology including routine haematology and blood film morph­ology review;

Blood transfusion;

Microbiology including bacteriology, serology and virology.

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