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The Andrology laboratory is part of the Department of Reproductive Medicine and deals with semen analysis, retrograde examination, post vasectomy checks and sperm cryopreservation

By attending the Andrology department for your pre-arranged appointment, your consent to the analysis of the specimen is presumed. If you have any concerns on the day of analysis please inform a member of the Andrology team

We currently provide diagnostic Andrology services to the MFT Oxford Road Campus and surrounding GP Surgeries.

We currently provide diagnostic Andrology services to;

  • MFT Oxford Road Campus
  • Surrounding GP Surgeries
  • Tameside & Wythenshawe Hospitals
  • GP Surgeries located in the Tameside and South Manchester area
  • North Manchester (February 2023 onwards)

Please note we have put in place several measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection to patients and staff. It is trust policy that all staff, visitors and out patients will be required to wear a face mask when entering the Department of Reproductive Medicine. Face masks will be provided at all entrances of the hospitals and the patient must check in at reception when they arrive.

Patients intending to drop off a sample for semen analysis or post vasectomy MUST have a pre-arranged appointment. Please see the ‘Semen Analysis‘ and ‘Post Vasectomy‘ pages for details.

Contact Us

Andrology Laboratories
The Department of Reproductive Medicine
Old Saint Mary’s Hospital
Oxford Road
M13 9WL


Appointments Tel : (0161) 276 6473
Results/Enquiries/Clinical Advice Tel : (0161) 276 6473

The UKNEQAS Reproductive Science schemes are also run out of this laboratory.

Reproductive Medicine is part of the Gynaecology services if you look up our location on the Trust website.

Web pages last updated 31/01/2023

Web pages last reviewed 25/01/2023.


Andrology Laboratories The Department of Reproductive Medicine
Old Saint Mary’s Hospital
Oxford Road
M13 9WL

(If using SatNav then you need to enter the post code M13 0JH).

There is a dedicated entrance on Oxford Road, opposite Whitworth park. Access cannot be gained via the new Saint Mary’s Hospital building.

Take the stairs opposite the entrance, to the first floor. The Andrology Laboratory is on the right, around the stair well. There is disabled access  to the left (York Place) and right (Hathersage Road) of the building. If you are a wheelchair user, please telephone the department in advance (0161 276 6473).

Opening hours

Monday to Friday : 8.30 am – 4.00 pm
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays : CLOSED

Specimens will only be accepted between 8.30 am – 3.00 pm.

Complaints and Good practice

If you have any comments/complaints or any other feedback about the service provided please refer to our ‘contact us’ section above.

Alternatively, the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) team are available. Whether you are a patient, a relative, friend or carer, they will listen to your concerns, help make your voice heard and liaise with the relevant staff to sort out any problems quickly. They also give a voice to patients’ issues, help to identify gaps in services and report to the Trust Board. Contact

Privacy Policy

The Andrology department conforms to the Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Confidentiality Code of Conduct and Information Disclosure Policy ON4-3437.

Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) collects holds and processes personal data about many individuals including information about its employees, patients, suppliers, clients and stakeholders.
The Trust is committed to handling all information efficiently, securely, effectively and in accordance with relevant legislation in order to deliver the best possible healthcare and services.

The Trust ensures that all staff are aware of their responsibility for patient confidentiality through annual mandatory training. There are several overarching policies on confidentiality and data protection. The Trust has an informatics department which oversees the handling of patients’ records, supports the Information Technology (IT) systems and ensures the security and confidentiality of information.

The Trust information charter can be found on the staff intranet site and the Andrology department notes that:

  • We only ask for information that we need to allow interpretation of results
  • We protect the information and ensure only those staff who need to see the information can access it
  • We don’t store information for any longer than is absolutely necessary