The Division of Neuropathology provides

  • A speedy, high quality diagnostic service for surgical neuropathology, neuromuscular diagnostics, epilepsy, and molecular neuropathology of brain tumours
  • A wide range of diagnostic test methods, including special stains, immunostainings, in situ hybridisation, PCR, resin sections and electron microscopy. We provide digital pathology services (whole slide scanning and management)
  • Intraoperative surgical assessment (frozen section/smear service (24 hours Monday-Friday, on request on weekends)
  • Provision of a full mortuary and post-mortem service.
  • Experimental and research services including image analysis are provided by UCL IQPath

For further details including referral forms and User Guides and accreditation status of tests offered please see

Prof Sebastian Brandner Brain Tumour Service (Neuro-Oncology), Neuropathology, Pathology
Prof Maria Thom Brain Tumour Service (Neuro-Oncology), Neuropathology, Pathology
Dr Rahul Phadke Neuropathology
Dr Ashirwad Merve Neuropathology, Pathology
Dr Zane Jaunmuktane Neuropathology

 Contact details

National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

UCL Institute of Neurology
1st Floor – Mailbox 126 (for post)
Queen Square House
22 Queen Square
London WC1N 3BG

Patient enquiries
Telephone: 020 3448 4234

GP enquiries
Telephone: 020 3448 4234
Fax: 020 3448 4486

Other information

Lab manger: Angela Richard-Londt
Telephone: 020 3448 4237

Urgent GP advice:  
(tumours, molecular test, peripheral nerves, creutzfeldt jakob disease)  
(epilepsy, brain tumours) 
(muscle disease) 
(paediatric muscle)

Service manager - Professor Sebastian Brandner