Neuroscience Laboratories

Service detail

The Neuroscience Laboratories are a suite of laboratories based within The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust, providing a comprehensive neurological pathology service. Consisting of three major disciplines; neuropathology, neurobiochemistry and neuroimmunology, the department specialises in assays for the diagnosis of neurological disease and is one of only a handful of specialist diagnostic laboratories in the UK.

Please refer to individual service pages for more information including test referrals. The Neuroscience Laboratories are accredited by United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) against standards for Medical Laboratories - Requirements for quality and competence (reference number 8642). Activities accredited are described on our UKAS schedule of accreditation found on the UKAS website.

The Neuroscience Laboratories also hosts the Liverpool Neuroscience Biobank at The Walton Centre (LNBW).

The department is also regulated and licensed by the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) (license number 12030). Full report details may be found here.   

Meet the management team

Ms Carrie Chadwick – Laboratory Director/Consultant Clinical Scientist

Dr Nitika Rathi – Clinical Lead/Consultant Neuropathologist

Mr Neil Moxham – Pathology Service Manager

Mrs Wallis Hayes – Quality and Governance Manager

Contact details

The Neuroscience Laboratories are located on the second floor of the main building of The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust.

The Neuroscience Laboratories
The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust
Lower Lane
L9 7LJ

For general enquires e-mail, telephone 0151 556 3910 or fax 0151 529 5498

Service user feedback and complaints

The Neuroscience Laboratories always welcomes feedback along with any complaints regarding the service we provide. Please raise any comments or complaints regarding the Neuroscience Laboratories with the Pathology Service Manager Mr Neil Moxham. Feedback may also be provided here: This allows for feedback to be given anonymously if required although details can be provided if you wish to receive feedback. Comments and complaints will be investigated thoroughly and feedback provided where relevant and in accordance with departmental procedures.

Page last updated: 01 January 2022