Histopathology / Cytology

Routine hours:
The laboratory provides routine service Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 17:30 (frozen sections from 09:00 to 17:00). 
The secretarial staff are available for enquiries from 08:00 to 17:00.

Urgent Histopathology cases for reporting on Saturdays:
As the department operates a subspecialised reporting system, the requesting consultant must call the consultant pathologist on call to discuss the case. 
The relevant biopsy material should be marked as ‘urgent for Saturday’ and should be received in the laboratory by 16:00 on Friday to enable overnight processing. 
Details of the pathologist on call may be obtained from the Histopathology Office on extension 2992. 
The mobile phone number of the requesting clinician must be written on the request form.
Cases lacking contact details will be processed as routine cases and not reported on a Saturday morning.

Routine hours:
The laboratory provides routine service Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 17:30 (frozen sections from 09:00 to 17:00). 
The secretarial staff are available for enquiries from 08:00 to 17:00.


Urgent Histopathology cases for reporting on Saturdays:
As the department operates a subspecialised reporting system, the requesting consultant must call the consultant pathologist on call to discuss the case. 
The relevant biopsy material should be marked as ‘urgent for Saturday’ and should be received in the laboratory by 16:00 on Friday to enable overnight processing. 
Details of the pathologist on call may be obtained from the Histopathology Office on extension 2992. 
The mobile phone number of the requesting clinician must be written on the request form.
Cases lacking contact details will be processed as routine cases and not reported on a Saturday morning.