Our Cellular Pathology service provides a comprehensive diagnostic service using a range of state-of-the art technologies and manual laboratory procedures for the diagnosis and monitoring of patients.
Cellular Pathology has laboratories at both Ipswich and Colchester Hospitals. The services operate core hours Monday to Friday. The Ipswich site also operates a limited Saturday morning service.
Monday To Friday Saturday
Ipswich 8:00am – 6:00pm 8:15am – 12.00
Colchester 9:00am – 5:30pm No service
The Cellular Pathology Department offers the following services:
- Histopathology – routine Histopathology services including, Haematoxylin and Eosin (H+E), Immunohistochemistry (IHC), immunofluorescence on skin biopsies (IMF)
- Pre-booked Frozen Sections.
- Diagnostic Cytology – diagnostic reporting service for most types of non- gynaecological cytology samples, including, serous fluids, respiratory samples, cyst fluids, joint fluids, urines and fine needle aspirations. Currently all diagnostic cytology samples are processed at Ipswich and reported on each site.
Please refer the service or the specific Pathology handbooks for Ipswich and Colchester for more specific information for test requirements on each site. The handbooks can currently be found on the main ESNEFT intranet site.
Advice and Interpretation
Medical and technical members of staff are available on the telephone, and at MDT, for advice interpretation of results, transport of specimens, the correct containers and fixatives to use, and the requirement s for sample labelling and request form completion.
Key Staff Contact Details
Lynn Partridge – Histopathology Service Manager
07747478651 | Lynn.Partridge@esneft.nhs.uk
Catriona Geekie – Histopathology Manager Ipswich
01473 703227 | Catriona.Geekie@esneft.nhs.uk
Andrew Wagerfield – Histopathology Manager Colchester
01206 748346 Ext 8346 Andrew.Wagerfield@esneft.nhs.uk
Chris Gratze – Histopathology Quality Manager
Dr Shaobin Wu – Histopathology Clinical Lead
01206 748340 Ext 8340 Shaobin.Wu@esneft.nhs.uk
Dr Jason Wong – Histopathology Clinical Lead Ipswich
01473 703722 Ext: 5722 Jason.Wong@esneft.nhs.uk
Dr Madhuri Shinkar – Histopathology Clinical Lead Colchester
01206 748340 Ext 8340 Madhuri.Shinkar@esneft.nhs.uk