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  1. Research

From slide processing and analysis, to antibody sourcing or help with funding proposals, PathHub Research will bring together the exact mix of expertise required to meet your specific research and development needs.

Whether you require basic laboratory support or a full project management service, we take care of all the clinical, technical, legal, financial and logistical details at every stage – allowing you to focus on your research with no interruptions.

When you…

  • struggle with protocol documents
  • need research antibodies quickly
  • require a complete project management service
  • or simply want reliable lab processing support fast

…PathHub Research can help!


Welcome to PathHub Research

…a division of PathHub Healthcare Solutions, London, providing cost-effective, quality solutions to NHS and private healthcare departments throughout the UK.

Laboratory services…

Reliable sample processing is the foundation of medical research, so the laboratory that prepares your test slides, blocks and specimens is crucial to success.

As a provider of laboratory support for primary care and research institutions for several years, the PathHub Research team understands the challenges facing medical researchers and healthcare experts in the UK. Thanks to our international contacts, medical experience and business expertise, we are able to offer customised research services at competitive, fixed fee prices without compromising on the quality or exceptional service that our customers value so highly.

PathHub Research is a partnership network of CPA-accredited laboratories across the UK, including most major cities. Testing is carried out as close to the sample source as possible to ensure specimen integrity and fast turnaround time.

PathHub Research takes the entire specimen preparation process off your hands whilst keeping you fully updated with a full audit trail. We arrange collection of your specimens and delivery by medical courier to our nearest lab – usually within one hour of pick-up. We can even source and arrange the manufacture of antibodies if you wish. You’ll receive feedback from your Account Manager at every stage and your processed specimens within 72 hours.

…and much more
PathHub Research offers much more than a laboratory processing service. Our portfolio of experienced UK consultant pathologists can meet all your analytical and diagnostic needs. We can also take on board all the legal aspects of your research project and assist with day-to-day administration, funding proposals, licensing and research protocols.

At PathHub Research we support both NHS and independent research departments and offer the same fast, personalised, responsive service to both. We work hard to deliver a customer service that is second to none and develop close working relations with all our clients – the cornerstone of our business.

Diagnostic Testing Menu

Our network of UK laboratories provides a full range of Histopathology services including:

Histology samples

  • Gross tissue dissection;
  • Wet tissue processing to paraffin wax and embedding;
  • Slide production from paraffin processed blocks;
  • Customised microtomy schemes if desired;
  • Special stains as requested;
  • Wide range of immunohistochemistry, with antibodies supplied by client or sourced by ourselves;
  • Her2 FISH testing.

Molecular Biology

Our national Molecular Biology department runs complex molecular assays for both NHS and private institutions. A dedicated DNA laboratory is part of this facility.

Simple – No long-term contracts, no hidden extras: just a fixed fee.

PathHub Research Account Manager. There are no permanent contracts or minimum volumes. We simply agree a fixed fee for each individual job or project.

Once you’ve confirmed timescales and funding, we’ll take care of everything. Your Account Manager will organise any specimen shipments and liaise with the laboratory, prepare paperwork and monitor progress at every stage to keep you fully informed. If you require specialist help with protocol documents, your Account Manager will arrange for an expert to contact you.



Our UK network of CPA-accredited laboratories is staffed by experienced laboratory technicians and managers. We can also call on the services of GMC-certified consultant pathologists who are accredited members of The Royal College of Pathologists.

At PathHub Research we are proud of the QC checks that we’ve put in place to ensure the quality of all our clients’ work. We will, for example, send electronic images of special stains if a new antibody has been used, to make sure clients are 100% happy with their slides.

Our Account Managers and Directors meet every day to discuss work in progress and review more complicated projects. They work hard to ensure that they deliver to contract as a minimum and exceed customer expectations wherever possible.

Fast – Specimens collected, processed and prepared within 72 hours.

At PathHub Research we understand the importance of quick, quality specimen processing to time-critical research.

We guarantee the fastest turnaround times, for both private and NHS specimen preparation, irrespective of complexity or volume. We aim to return processed slides within 72 hours of source material collection, or 48 hours for priority work.

To ensure the quick, dependable transport of your specimen samples, we carefully weigh up temperature requirements versus time. We may place materials on ice and opt for taxi delivery, or hire specialist temperature-controlled courier transport for materials that need to travel further afield. Wherever possible, we send source material to the nearest lab and aim for a delivery time under one hour.

To find out more about the services offered by PathHub Research, please contact us


… a division of Uralensis Limited.