Histopathology / Cytology

What we do

The Histopathology Laboratory is part of the LabMed Directorate at St James Hospital and is one of the largest histology laboratories in the Republic of Ireland, providing a comprehensive service to the hospital itself as well as  to many outside institutions, general practitioners and other hospitals nationwide.

The department offers several excellent diagnostic facilities including automated immunohistochemistry, FISH, flow cytometry and  molecular diagnostics.

The department is currently accredited by INAB ISO15189, 2012.

Opening Hours
The laboratory provides routine service Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 17:30.
The secretarial staff are available for enquiries from 08:00 to 17:00.

The Department offers sub-specialised diagnostic reporting in: Gynaecological, breast, lung, gastrointestinal, head and neck, dental, skin, soft tissue, haemato-lymphoid pathology and Cytopathology.  In addition the department carries out hospital and coroner directed post mortems.  
It provides diagnostic opinion for patients of St James Hospital, GPs within the Eastern Region and has a large national referral service.  The department also contributes to the extensive multi disciplinary team (MDT) meeting schedule of the hospital.

How to raise an electronic order for a Histology or Cytology request
Sending tissue for intraoperative consultation (Frozen Section)
Turnaround Times - How long do reports take?
Sending tissue for special tests (including muscle, nerve and renal biopsy)
Cytology Information
Information on multidisciplinary team meetings
Requesting material from St James's Hospital to be sent to another hospital
Saturday urgent reports service
Information on the autopsy service
Information for General Practitioners


An INAB accredited Medical Testing Laboratory, Registration Number 327MT

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