State-of-the-art analysis of human tissues and specimens

10a Capper Street , London, WC1E 6JA

About HCA UK Laboratories

HCA UK Laboratories have over 35 years’ experience in providing pathology services for acute care in our HCA UK Hospitals, for Primary Care Services, IVF Clinics, Insurance work, Healthcare screening as well as for numerous other hospitals and clinics outside of the HCA UK Group. We operate an integrated Quality Management System.
Our laboratories operate at the cutting-edge of modern technology to analyse all types of human tissue and specimens. We provide a flexible service with a quick turnaround time to all HCA UK facilities as well as hospitals outside of the HCA UK network.

As well as routine analyses, we're able to meet bespoke requirements. For unusual or uncommon tests, we're supported by an external network of specialist laboratories. We also offer molecular genetics testing and advice which is provided by the unique Genomics Review Board. This helps us to give patients with cancer the most appropriate individual care.

Travel Testing

Take our PCR tests to show that you you're COVID free - with our Fit to Fly test for pre-departure or Day 2 PCR test upon arrival in the UK.

  • Highly accurate home or in-clinic Fit to Fly COVID PCR test
  • Home Day 2 PCR test for arrival in the UK
  • Analysis from a trust accredited Lab
  • Next day results or rapid same day results by email

*£99 kit cost and Royal Mail Track24 return to the Lab for next day results


Antibody test for COVID-19 - available now, direct to patient

Do you believe you have had COVID-19? The Roche SAR-CoV2 antibody test is used to determine whether you have had COVID-19 and produced antibodies against it. You can now self-refer for this test at HCA Labs Outpatient Phlebotomy Centre in Harley Street. 

What our laboratories offer

HCA Laboratories cover all disciplines in pathology including allergy, biochemistry and endocrinology, haematology and blood transfusion, histopathology and cytology, immunology, microbiology and serology, with each laboratory equipped with the best available analytical instrumentation.

Staff in laboratories

Outpatient Services

Phlebotomy services are also provided to support our laboratory clients from our Outpatients Service at 111 Harley Street. For all enquiries please contact 020 7224 2565

Laboratory expertise

Our labs analyse specimens for a complete range of medical conditions, illnesses and pathologies. We employ world-class pathologists in all areas of haematology, clinical chemistry, microbiology, immunology and histopathology.

  • Haematology

    We offer an extensive range of haematology services - from diagnosing anaemia to evaluating the risk of bleeding during and after surgery and treating leukaemia. Our consultant haematologists work across specialties and run a number of abnormal blood clinics including thrombosis, bruising and anticoagulants....

  • Clinical medical genetics

    Clinical genetics is the branch of medicine that involves the diagnosis and management of hereditary disorders. Genetic disorders can become apparent at any age. This relatively young field of study has grown steadily in recent years and our team of specialists lead the way in clinical genetics in the...

HCA UK laboratory locations

Shropshire House Laboratory

10a Capper Street, London. WC1E 6JA

Outpatients Services

111 Harley Street, London. W1G 6AW

London Bridge Laboratory

London Bridge Hospital, Tooley Street, London. SE1 2PR

HCA UK Sydney Street Laboratory

102 Sydney Street, London. SW3 6NR

Leaders in Oncology Care Laboratory

95/97 Harley Street, London. W1G 6AF

Further details

The available tests along with the sample requirements and turnaround times please click the HCA UK Facility User Guide. Reference ranges are also available via the below link

Working with HCA UK Labs

To order our tests within an HCA UK facility please speak to the clinical staff onsite, to order externally please download the Request Form above, or get in touch with us using the details below. If you require any further information regarding the laboratory services we provide, or have a specific test requirement you'd like to discuss, please contact our Client Services team.

 020 7486 5091

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