Source Pathology provides a complete histopathology and clinical diagnostics provision for the cut-up, processing, and reporting of pre-prepared slides, blocks, or wet surgical specimens through accredited laboratories (ISO15189:2012 – Medical Laboratories standard). With two levels of service – Partnered and Managed, Source Pathology tailors its approach through scalable solutions for each laboratory requirement.
Source Pathology provides a complete cellular pathology reporting service for pre-prepared slides, frozen and FFPE blocks, and wet specimens from our accredited laboratories.
Our service is highly regarded and our team of the UK’s leading Specialist Consultant Pathologists, led by our Medical Director Professor Ian Ellis, provides peace of mind for our customers.
Providing cutting edge reference laboratory testing for cancer and other diseases. Our unparalleled combination of expertise in Histopathology and Cytopathology, coupled with the latest molecular diagnostics, enables us to provide a unique service to support specialist diagnostics.
In addition to in-house Digital Pathology capability, Source Pathology is able to provide NHS Trusts and private hospital providers with a complete Digital Pathology solution, including the installation of on-site scanning facilities. This further drives down turnaround times, giving patients more timely diagnosis and treatment.
Investigative Audit and Duty of Care reviews are complex and time consuming, so it is important to ensure they are entered into at the appropriate time and are properly conducted. Source Pathology's Duty of Care and Investigative Audit services provide a confidential, efficient, and swift means of undertaking reviews using an independent panel of specialist pathologists.
Second Opinion is often required when making a judgement about a pathology diagnosis and promotes confidence in a service. The focus of Source Pathology’s expert opinion is patient safety and to help identify patients that may require clinical management.
With a National network of RCPath qualified pathologists, Source Pathology offer options tailored to individual laboratory needs.
Wet specimens and pre-prepared slides
When submitting cases to Source Pathology, please adhere to the following minimum data requirements.
All cases must detail:
When submitting cases to Source Pathology for diagnostic testing portfolio of tests, for example HER2 testing) All cases should be accompanied by a fully completed order form:
Source Pathology provide boxes for the transportation of pre-prepared specimens as the correct packaging of slides and FFPE blocks is essential to minimise the risk of breakages and potential loss during transportation. Each transport box can hold approximately 30 trays of slides and each tray can hold a maximum of 9 slides.
Under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health regulations, barrels for transportation of wet specimens will be provided by Source Pathology. It is important that specimens are adequately fixed. For large resection specimens it is suggested that specimens be incised to aid fixation prior to dispatch.
Source Pathology can organise daily, regular (e.g. Monday and Wednesday each week) or ad-hoc collections as required. Please advise us of your preferred collection arrangements and times through discussion with your dedicated account manager.
All collections are free of charge.
Source Pathology has a dedicated Customer Support team, who manages the process from sample receipt, to reporting and return.
With a National network Consultant Pathologists available to report, cases are sent to members of the consultant team according to specialism.
Our team of scientific and laboratory professionals are available to offer technical and diagnostic advice and any queries regarding logistics and delivery of results.
Source Pathology offers a fast and secure method of receiving reports for both cellular pathology specimens and diagnostic tests. Our system requires a user name, password and a random number generating key fob in order to log in to your account, ensuring that reports are securely stored and can only be accessed by those set up on the system. Reports are downloaded in Microsoft Word format.
For longer term support and contracts, Source BioScience can feed reports directly into a Trust laboratory Information Management System.
All slides, blocks FFPE blocks and request cards will be returned.
With a National team of the UK’s leading Specialist Consultant Pathologists, Source Pathology offers reporting across all specialisms, including:
Source Pathology can arrange collection of samples within 24 hours. The service is accustomed to urgent requests to meet customer demand.
Yes. In addition to our routine wet specimen and pre-prepared reporting service, Source Pathology can assist with all laboratory-based activities, including section cutting and staining.
Source Pathology can meet all levels of demand - from short term, high volume backlog work, to longer term support agreements.
Yes, the company monitors both EQA and IQA performance of each pathologist, in addition the company maintains copies of every consultant pathologists CVs, CPD, GMC registration and medical insurance details on file. This information is reviewed and updated regularly.