Pathology services for other Trusts and organisations


The microbiology department provides a comprehensive clinical and laboratory service for the diagnosis, treatment, management and prevention of infectious diseases.

The departmental team of consultant microbiologists, biomedical scientists and support staff undertake more than 500,000 investigations per year within the following sections:

  • Bacteriology

  • Virology

  • Serology

  • Mycology

  • Parasitology

  • Molecular microbiology.


The Microbiology discipline of East Kent Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a UKAS accredited service to ISO 15189:2012 (UKAS no.9399) and has the Institute of Biomedical Science training approval for pre-registration, specialist Medical Microbiology and Virology, as well as support staff vocational training. The service also has National School of Healthcare Science approval for trainee clinical scientists and trainee consultant clinical scientists.

All tests not listed on this scope are not accredited to ISO 15189:2012 but are within the governance of the quality management system. Regarding our published scope of accreditation, please note that we have recently changed analytical platforms and are currently in process of UKAS accreditation for the Gemini, Liaision, MDX, BactAlert VirtuO and ABI 7500 Fast Dx real time PCR instrument.

Microbiology UKAS Certificate of Accreditation

Contact us (clinicians only)

We are unable to give results or clinical advice directly to patients, if you have any queries or issues, please contact your GP or care provider.

Telephone: 01233 616760

East Kent Microbiology (Ashford)
William Harvey Hospital,
Kennington Road,
TN24 0LZ.