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TDL’s Histopathology service supports a full range of pathology sub-specialities, including gastrointestinal, dermatological, haematological, urological, breast, gynaecological, respiratory, renal, hepatobiliary, and head and neck.


General enquiries

During working hours (see below), please contact the Main Laboratory on 020 3912 0349/ 020 3912 0348.


Laboratory hours

Monday–Friday, 07:30–19:30 and Saturday 08:00–17:00.



Type of sample Sample requirements
Histopathology - Routine Diagnosis Tissue in 10% Neutral Buffered Formalin, at least 10x the volume of the specimens
Histopathology - Frozen sections  (on request) Fresh tissue (i.e. no fixative) – delivered immediately to the laboratory

Histopathology tests

Codes and tissues samples

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TDL Policy for Sensitive Disposal of Pre-24 Week Pregnancy Remains

View the policy and download the disposal consent form and guidance for disposal leaflet.