Specimens from private patients
The department accepts specimens from private patients, for
which a charge will be made to the referring clinician.
A scale of charges and invoicing registration form is available
from the departmental secretary on request.
NB: If the correct status of the patient (ie NHS or
private) is not correctly declared, the requesting clinician may
Internal users: The request form accompanying
such a specimen must clearly indicate that the specimen is from a
External users: A histopathology request form
should be accompanied by a paper with the consulting room address
(eg headed notepaper or a compliments slip) and including some
reference (eg the patient's hospital number or initials) and
requesting clinician's signature.
Alternatively, you may wish to make your histopathology
examination request in the form of a referral letter on headed
notepaper with the requesting clinician's signature.
(Last updated May 10th 2016)