Our Pathology department performs diagnostic investigations that involve examining a wide range of specimens. The clinical laboratory helps in the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of diseases and medical conditions.

A team of Phlebotomists at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI) have undertaken a Listening into Action project to streamline and improve Phlebotomy services at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) which means they are seeing more patients each day.


Key Clinical Staff:

Dr Rav Sodi - Consultant Clinical Biochemist

Dr Manal Atwan - Histopathology Consultant

Dr David S. Rosero-Cuesta, Consultant Histopathologist

Dr Matthew Brown - Histopathology Consultant and Clinical Lead for Pathology

Dr David Howarth - Consultant Haematologist

Dr Thet Oo - Consultant Haematologist

Dr Christina Kozlowski - Consultant Haematologist

Dr Phuoc-Tan Diep - Histopathology Consultant

Nigel Nelson - Head of Pathology

Carole Henderson – Phlebotomy Supervisor (FGH)

Karen Nuttall – Phlebotomy Supervisor (RLI)

Dr Kate Ogah - Microbiology Consultant

Prof. Craig Williams - Microbiology Consultant

Dr Monika Pasztor - Microbiology Consultant

Reviewed March 2018

Pathology Glossary

Biochemistry - The study of chemical processes within the body

Blood Transfusion – The safe and timely provision of life saving blood/blood products and determination of blood groups, eg. for pre-operative and ante-natal care

Haematology – The study, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of blood and coagulation disorders

Histopathology - The study and examination of tissue for diseases

Medical Microbiology - Involves the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases

Pathology - The study of causes and effects of diseases through examination of cells or tissues

Phlebotomy - The process of taking blood

Point of Care Testing – using pathological tests at the patient’s bedside, enhancing patient care

Venepuncture - The procedure of taking blood

What's happening at the Trust


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