Pathology

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Airedale pathology is delivered by Integrated Pathology Solutions LLP (IPS), a joint venture between the Pathology Departments of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  IPS provides a high quality diagnostic and consultative service to clinical users of both Hospital Trusts, and to Primary and Secondary Care providers in the locality.  Our aim is to deliver a fully accredited end to end pathology service which enables those responsible for delivering healthcare to achieve their goals. We care passionately about providing quality services, easily accessible for all by tailoring our service to best fit the needs of our users.

The department is situated on level one of Airedale General Hospital, at the east end of the main hospital corridor – zone C46. It consists of four main areas;

  • Clinical chemistry (UKAS reference 9025)

  • Haematology and blood transfusion (UKAS reference 9074)

  • Histopathology (UKAS reference 9033)

  • Microbiology (UKAS reference 9071)

For a full list of our accredited tests, see the UKAS web-site under the relevant UKAS reference number.

Additionally within Airedale Pathology there are a number of support services which include specimen reception, phlebotomy services, mortuary services, laboratory supply line and our own dedicated IT team.

Airedale pathology is a pioneer within the region in the use of order communications to allow for electronic requesting of pathology tests. It also provides paperless reports via its use of the ICE results server and seamless integration into SystmOne for GP surgery access.

Answers to the most frequently asked questions can be found on this site. If you require more information about accessing our services, including sending your pathology to IPS, please contact the following members of the team:

Managing Director of Integrated Pathology Solutions: Afruj.ruf@anhst.nhs.uk (Tel 01535 293476)

Pathology Quality Manager: jayne.buckley@anhst.nhs.uk (Tel 01535 293447)