Pathology Courier Services

Pathology Courier

Pathology couriers services for NHS, Governmental and private laboratories

Speed Couriers medical division are widely acknowledged as the leading pathology courier in the North West and Greater Manchester area; with a proven track record in providing premium level ad hoc and scheduled courier services to the public and private healthcare sector.

Our pathology courier services are delivered to a high and exacting standard and our team work closely with both NHS and private pathology bodies to plan and implement service variations and improvements. Through client audits our pathology courier services have been proven to meet guidelines issued by the CPA; and GMP carriage of blood and blood component trained drivers ensures ongoing compliance with the Blood Quality and Safety Regulations 2005 for clients.

Speed’s pathology courier service provides a robust yet flexible model that delivers consistently high levels of service in support of it’s clients and their stakeholders.

Contingency planning is of paramount importance for this service and our core services continue to meet customer’s requirements even through severe and exceptional winter weather conditions by deploying 4×4 vehicles onto our fleet.

Call our medical courier service centre on 0161 877 2000 to discover more about our dedicated pathology courier services.



  • Diagnostic pathology samples
  • Patient specimens
  • Formalin fixed pathology specimens
  • Infectious samples
  • Frozen samples
  • Chilled samples
  • Histology samples
  • Cytology samples
  • Microbiology samples
  • Radio pathology samples


We have developed enduring relationships with many of the healthcare sectors major operators; we find their comments on our pathology couriers are the best indicator of our service levels;

“Speed Couriers provide collection and delivery of urgent pathology samples between our laboratory and our service users throughout the North West;  they also provide daily and nightly UK wide shuttle services.

We have enjoyed a particularly good relationship with Speed Couriers; they have taken the time and effort to understand our business and fully commit themselves to their role within our operation.

Their drivers and riders are all well trained and briefed, friendly and professional, and the control room staff are able to rise to any challenge we throw at them (and there have been a few).

We have used, and will continue to use, Speed Couriers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, they are a vital part of our business in the North West. I do not hesitate to recommend Speed Couriers as an efficient, professional organisation who will meet any courier needs you may have.”

Courier Manager

Private Pathology Service Manchester


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