Diagnostic Cytology Services

Our laboratory is registered with the CQC Ref: 1-240465912, UKAS ISO 15189:2012 and is conveniently located on the outskirts of London.

Our approachable, accessible and client-focused private diagnostic cytology service has steadily expanded, serving NHS and independent clients in London and across the whole of the UK. Inherent in our company culture is the desire to help our clients to provide a world-class standard of care for every patient.

Cytopathology is the discipline that involves the microscopic examination of cells exfoliated into body fluids such as urine or obtained from body cavities in the chest, abdomen or from cysts.  Cytology samples can also be obtained by aspiration of cells from solid lumps using a fine needle. Gynaecological cytopathology refers to the examination of cervical smear specimens. Cervical smears are examined by a liquid-based cytology technique using a Thin-Prep vial.

Diagnostic Cytology includes fine needle aspiration (FNA), urine cytology, fluid cytology including crystals examination in synovial fluids, sputum cytology, brushings and washings cytology, cyst fluids, FNA fluids and cerebrospinal fluids.

CPS monitors turnaround times for diagnostic cytology specimens as one of its KPI. Urgent processing of samples is possible, please contact us on 01923 233 299 or email us on info@cellpathservices.co.uk

Our Pathology Services

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