The Histopathology department comprises a consultant-led team providing a comprehensive tissue-based diagnostic service. We provide a diagnostic referral service for paediatric histopathology and neuropathology for centres both in the UK and abroad.


The service includes: 


• Paediatric pathology
• Neuropathology
• Muscle pathology
• Metabolic disease
• Autopsy (including perinatal post mortem)


Our scientific team offer a range of specialist investigations including:


• Immunohistochemistry
• Electron microscopy


The department is the UK Centre for Hermansky Pudlak Syndrome.

More information on the service and referral process can be found here >


Opening Hours


Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm


Contact details


Telephone: 020 7829 8663

Email: gos-tr.histopathology@nhs.net


  • Accreditation


    The Histopathology Department at Great Ormond Street Hospital is a UKAS accredited medical laboratory (No. 8661). Our accreditation is limited to those activities described on our UKAS schedule of accreditation.

    Newly developed test may be out of the UKAS schedule of accreditation during an initial period, but are performed to the same standards as accredited tests from the moment they are integrated in our Quality Management System. The laboratory frequently applies to Extension to Scope to update the schedule of accreditation and include new tests. Our current schedule of accreditation can be found here:


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