About Us

About Us


Welcome to Liverpool Clinical Laboratories…

Liverpool Clinical Laboratories (LCL) is the largest pathology service provider in Cheshire and Merseyside, formed from the amalgamation of the pathology clinical services and laboratories of the Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (AUHT) and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust (RLBUHT).
We work primarily on the diagnosis of disease but also evaluate the effectiveness of treatments and undertake research into the causes and cures of disease, processing over 5 million sample tests each year.
LCL provides specialist clinical laboratory services, regionally and nationally, meeting the needs of acute, primary and specialist healthcare providers. Our high quality clinical laboratories, all UKAS accredited, HTA licensed and MHRA approved, cover the three main disciplines of:
All laboratories are UKAS accredited to ISO 15189:2012 apart from the Histopathology Service which is awaiting a UKAS assessment to include the service in the Cytology scope of accreditation (UKS ref 7924). Further information regarding medical laboratory accreditation is provided in the laboratory handbook.
LCL has over 500 highly trained Consultants, scientists and laboratory assistants, to provide the analysis of samples and the clinical interpretation of results.
We work closely with staff, partners and suppliers and our aim is to be a centre for excellence in clinical
diagnostic and investigations services.