UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


Division of Neuropathology

The Division of Neuropathology at Queen Square is a leading academic and diagnostic neuropathology department in the UK. The department provides services for the National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London Hospital, and receives a substantial number of national referrals


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Please note that we have moved our IHC repertoire to ROCHE Ventana platforms. Due to the change in platform, this repertoire is currently not UKAS accredited, and we have applied for an extension to scope.


Molecular Pathology: Our molecular pathology service offers tests for brain tumour markers, such as 1p/19q in oligodendrogliomas, CDKN2A/B in IDH mutant astrocytomas, MGMT promoter methylation and BRAF fusion tests. For advanced diagnostics we use methylation arrays and the DKFZ classifier.

Adult Muscle and Nerve: We receive more than 150 muscle and 100 nerve biopsies annually from adult patients and provide a diagnostic service and support the mitochondrial disease and the McArdle’s disease NCG services.
Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre: The Dubowitz Neuromuscular centre specialises in neuromuscular disorders affecting individuals in the paediatric age. We provide the diagnostic neuropathology for Congenital Muscular Dystrophies and Congenital Myopathies
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Brain autopsies:
We perform autopsies on brains including high risk (prion diseases, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease).
Enquiries: UCLH.office.neuropathology@nhs.net
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UCL IQPath: Research histology facility, digital pathology and image analysis on the highest technical level.
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Electron microscopy:

Comprehensive facilities for specimen preparation and use of Transmission and Scanning Electron Microscopes. We provide diagnostic and research services

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