Labco Diagnostics UK

Labco Diagnostics UK has been providing a high quality reliable renal pathology testing service for over 10 years.  Based in Huthwaite, between Derby and Nottingham, Labco UK has its own facilities and state of the art equipment and is staffed with highly skilled and specialised scientists.


Labco UK carry out more than 40 different types of tests across the following Pathology disciplines:

  • Clinical Chemistry,
  • Haematology
  • Serology (Hepatitis B & C screening).

The tests undertaken are specifically directed towards the monitoring of patients with end stage renal failure receiving long term renal dialysis and follow the guidelines of the UK Renal Association.

You can find out more information about the testing carried out at each of our sites in the Test Index.


care quality commissionThe laboratory is registered with the Care Quality Commission and is currently accredited with Clinical Pathology Accreditation (CPA) Limited. Labco UK are also currently working towards accreditation to ISO 15189 (2012.)

Management Team

Michael Ballard
Pathology Manager
Michael has worked as Pathology Manager at Labco Diagnostics UK since 2016. He has extensive experience of working in an NHS environment (20 years) as a Biomedical Scientist in Automated Biochemistry at Hull Royal infirmary.

Michael is a fellow of the institute of Biomedical Sciences specialising in Clinical Chemistry with significant experience in Haematology, and Microbiology.