Our pathology department tests substances from the body such as blood, urine, faeces and tissue, to investigate disease. Our service includes cellular pathology, chemical pathology, haematology and microbiology to provide a wide range of diagnostic and screening services.

Our state-of-the art lab at Darent Valley Hospital ensures we are able to deliver fast and accurate results for patients. Our laboratories are supported by consultant pathologists, who provide reporting and expert advice and discussion. They are supported by experienced technical and administrative staff.

Our laboratories operate 24-hours a day blood sciences service for urgent work and a microbiology service on call service. The majority of blood science samples are processed and reported on the same day. 

The North Kent Pathology Service represents a new model for delivering pathology testing, merging the services from Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust and Medway NHS Foundation Trust into one modern, efficient operation that manages thousands of tests per year.

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust provides the Cellular pathology service to the Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust under a Service Level Agreement. Access the Maidstone Pathology User Guidelines.