First Cellular Pathology test through NPEX

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (ICH) and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) have agreed to work in partnership to be the first laboratories to enable digital Cellular Pathology requesting and reporting through NPEx.

Nottingham University Hospital, the sending laboratory, use a WinPath v5 LIMS. They sent a histopathology request to Imperial College Healthcare to perform and result back through their Sunquest LIMS. After a short period of testing, both laboratories were able to successfully export/import reports from their LIMS for a Vocal Cord Biopsy test. The results were reported back to Nottingham as free text.

This end-to-end transaction between the two laboratories is the first step in a co-development scheme with Imperial College Healthcare to enable Cellular Pathology digital Lab2Lab networks across London.