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Laboratory Services

Delivered by Newcastle Laboratories

Laboratory medicine is based over two hospital sites – the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) and the Freeman Hospital – and carries out over 11 million tests each year.

All laboratories hold full accreditation status and are dedicated to providing a high quality, cost-effective service to:

  • Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • General practitioners
  • Community services
  • Other NHS trust regionally and nationally, as well as some international hospitals
  • A vast array of private clients

The types of facilities provided by the hospitals also vary across many types of science, these being:

  • Microbiology
  • Cellular pathology
  • Blood sciences
  • Genetics
  • And also a general practitioner zone