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The Swansea Bay University Health Board Pathology Department provides a high quality service to our clinical colleagues and their patients through comprehensive diagnosis, monitoring and disease management. Our analytical and advisory services cover all aspects of Pathology, which consists of:

  • Laboratory Medicine (Biochemistry, Haematology, Cellular Haematology, Immunology, Toxicology, Blood Transfusion, Phlebotomy) Go to this page for information on how to book a blood test.
  • Point of care, Research and Development and the Sendaway Service & Logistics team)
  • Cellular Pathology (Histopathology, Non-Gynae Diagnostic Cytology, Mortuary and Bereavement Services)
  • Microbiology (Public Health Wales)

Swansea Bay UHB Pathology laboratories are situated at Morriston, Singleton, and Princess of Wales (subject to ongoing boundary changes), along with a Pathology Specimen Reception at Neath Port Talbot.

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Swansea Bay University Health Board aims to provide the very best care and treatment.  We welcome all your views and want to learn from your experiences, good or bad.

The vast majority of people are happy with the service they receive. Sometimes though, things might not go as well as expected.  By telling us about your concerns, we can apologise to you, investigate and try to put things right. We will also learn lessons and improve services.

Go to our Feedback page for information on how to give your views so we can learn from your experiences, good or bad.

Consent to treatment means a person must give permission before they receive any type of medical treatment, test or examination. Consent from a patient is needed regardless of the procedure, whether it's a physical examination or something else.

For phlebotomy or a blood test this must be done on the basis of an explanation by a trained phlebotomist.

Consent can be given:

  • Verbally – for example, a person saying they're happy to have a blood test
  • In writing – for example, signing a consent form for surgery
  • Non – Verbally - Someone could also give non-verbal consent, as long as they understand the treatment or examination about to take place – for example, holding out an arm for a blood test

Consent should be given to the healthcare professional responsible for the person's test or procedure.

Consent from children and young people

Someone with parental responsibility will need to give consent for a child up to the age of 16 to have a blood test.

Rydym yn croesawu gohebiaeth a galwadau ffôn yn y Gymraeg neu'r Saesneg. Atebir gohebiaeth Gymraeg yn y Gymraeg, ac ni fydd hyn yn arwain at oedi. Mae’r dudalen hon ar gael yn Gymraeg drwy bwyso’r botwm ar y dde ar frig y dudalen.

We welcome correspondence and telephone calls in Welsh or English. Welsh language correspondence will be replied to in Welsh, and this will not lead to a delay. This page is available in Welsh by clicking ‘Cymraeg’ at the top right of this page.