Pathology sciences at NBT

Severn Pathology lab is first to complete 1 year of continuous COVID testing

Today marks one year since NBT, in partnership with Public Health England, first started regular COVID testing in our Severn Pathology lab.


The Severn Pathology lab was the second laboratory in the country to have continuous COVID testing up and running, after PHE’s main headquarters in Colindale. They were also one of the first labs to meet the 24 hour turnaround target.


Since 10 February 2020 the lab have carried out COVID testing every single day, and have supported many other testing centres both regionally and nationally with their testing programmes.


To date, staff working in the Severn Pathology lab have completed over 427,000 tests for NHS staff and patients.

This is an huge achievement, and we thank those staff for their continuous efforts.