Berkshire and Surrey Pathology Services
Lighthouse Laboratory

The new BSPS Lighthouse Laboratory is now testing COVID-19 swabs as part of the national testing effort to help tackle the coronavirus. 
The new NHS laboratory, which is commissioned by NHS Test and Trace, uses state-of-the-art equipment to provide accurate testing at scale. More than 350 scientists and support staff have already been recruited to provide a 24/7 testing service at our new laboratory, enabling us to process tens of thousands of tests a day. Staff training and induction is being provided in partnership with the world-renowned virology experts at The Pirbright Institute. Find out how to join the team here. 
NHS Berkshire and Surrey Pathology Services (BSPS) is one of the largest NHS pathology networks in the country. The BSPS Lighthouse Laboratory will test swabs from the general public. At BSPS we have significant expertise in diagnostic testing and have been testing swabs from NHS staff and patients since Spring 2020.


Members of the public can find out more information and book a test here.  

Recent News

Stay up-to-date with news from the Berkshire and Surrey Pathology Services Lighthouse Lab.


Blog: Testing to provide a more promising future

June 2, 2021

New COVID-19 testing laboratory opens in Bracknell

March 3, 2021

Phase one Laboratory handover

December 15, 2020

The Pirbright Institute to support national testing programme

December 1, 2020

Recruitment drive underway for 400 new roles at COVID-19 testing laboratory in Bracknell

November 17, 2020

New BSPS Lighthouse Laboratory

November 1, 2020

The Bracknell Lighthouse Laboratory is run by Berkshire and Surrey Pathology Services, on behalf of NHS Test and Trace. 

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