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Blood and Cellular Sciences Buying Guide

What is Blood and Cellular Science?

Blood and Cellular Science is a large part of our Laboratory Diagnostics, Point of Care Testing and Pathology Managed Services framework specification.

It provides laboratory testing to enable the analysis of blood, tissue, or urine for diagnostic, monitoring and screening purpose, using the disciplines of:

  • Biochemistry
  • Haemotology
  • Immunology
  • Pre-Blood Transfusion
  • Microbiology and Molecular Testing
  • Cytology
  • Cellular.
Microscope illustration of vibrant cells in laboratory science dish.

Our framework covers a broad scope of the Blood and Cellular Sciences. See our Downloads ▼ section for details of the products areas available and the suppliers that supply against each of these.

Core product offering via the framework

  • Antenatal Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Analysers
  • Automated Blood Culture Systems
  • Automated Identification and Susceptibility Systems
  • Automated Open Immunoassay ELISA Processors
  • Automated Urinalysis Systems
  • Biochemistry Analysers High, Medium and Low Throughput
  • Coagulation Analysers High, Medium and Low Throughput
  • Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)
  • Flow Cytometry
  • Glycated Haemoglobin Analysers
  • Haemoglobin Electrophoresis
  • Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) Processors
  • Immunology Analysers
  • MALDI-TOF Automated Identification
  • Molecular Testing Systems (extraction, amplification / hybridisation, and detection)
  • Pre-Transfusion Testing Systems
  • Total Laboratory Automation Systems

Procurement options and route to market

Depending on the product and category area you can order directly with the supplier or via our online catalogue.

We can facilitate agreements for your requirements for certain product and category areas.

There is an established route to market to support customers in reducing the requirement for continuous tender waivers to procure products in this area. We have an easy and established direct award process, including objective conditions to support compliant procurements, as well as the option to reopen to further competition to add in your specific and bespoke requirements.

As we see the Pathology Networks supporting collaboration and working together, we see increased uptake in Managed Services and Reagent Rental agreements being procured for Blood Sciences through NHS Supply Chain. We have been able to support customers in these services both through compliant direct awards and supporting more and more customers with further competitions under the framework.

Dawn Cowhig, Blood and Cellular Sciences Category Manager, NHS Supply Chain

Next steps

If you are interested in purchasing Blood and Cellular Sciences through our framework then please get in touch. We will be happy to talk you through the process and answer any questions you may have. Please contact us by sending an email to

You can also learn more in our specific Laboratory Diagnostics, Point of Care Testing and Pathology Managed Services buying guide.

You can also contact our Hospital Care team who will be able to help manage this enquiry for you and help you understand some of the routes to market.

Downloads ▼

  • Product Matrix

    An Excel file showing the suppliers and the product areas they cover within Blood and Cellular Sciences.