Facilities for Pathology Services
This document gives best practice advice on the planning and design of accommodation for NHS pathology services. It focuses on laboratory-based facilities within acute hospitals, serving acute and primary care needs across a pathology network. It also touches upon point of care testing facilities.
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Appendix 2 Chemical pathology work page
General mechanical engineering services
acute hospital allow Appendix 9 appropriate automated laboratories blood bank blood grouping cell central wash-up centrifuges chemical pathology CIBSE clean clinical hand-wash basin Code of practice Cold rooms containment level cost cross-matching cytopathology darkroom DCAGs decontamination discharge disposal electrical engineering services ensure equipment example extract system flammable floor Flow cytometry fume cupboards GUIDANCE RELATING haematology hazard Health healthcare heat HEPA histopathology HMSO Hospitals NHS Trust installation laboratory areas Laboratory facilities laminar flow cabinets Leeds General Infirmary located Manchester Royal Infirmary mechanical ventilation media preparation microbiological safety cabinets microscope microtome minimise module NHS Trust open-plan operating pathology facilities pathology network pathology services planning plant POCT Possible layout processing protective clothing refrigerators samples separate slides Specialised laboratory specimen reception area staff Female staff staining Statutory Instrument storage supply support laboratories temperature tests tissue tube uninterruptible power supply workflow workstation