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The Andrology laboratory is part of the Department of Reproductive Medicine and deals with diagnostic 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

Accreditation for Diagnostics to the standard ISO15189:2012

Andrology has accreditation to the following standard: ISO15189:2012 Medical laboratories — Requirements for quality and competence.  This has been assessed by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).

To find whether a parameter is included in our list of accredited tests, please download a copy of the schedule ‘8060-Medical-Single’  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Overview of Andrology

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
  • Wythenshawe Hospital
  • North Manchester General Hospital
  • Tameside Hospital
  • GP Surgeries located in the Oxford Road campus, North Manchester, South Manchester and Tameside areas.

Patients intending to drop off a sample for semen analysis or post vasectomy MUST have a pre-arranged appointment. Please see the ‘Diagnostic 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 UK NEQAS 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 10/07/2024

Web pages last reviewed 10/07/2024

Risks within the Andrology Service

Andrology operates with a quality management system that aims to ensure continual improvement.  There are risks associated with our accredited activities which we identify and mitigate to reduce the potential impact.  The review of these activities puts the patient at the core of what we undertake.

If you would like any further information regarding risks associated with the service, please contact us.  We may require information governance support in these requests but will respond to queries we receive.


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  o the 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

Clinical Advice

The Andrology department has a team of HCPC registered Scientists to support interpretation of diagnostics.

A Clinical Scientist leads the unit, who can be contacted if needed and escalate to the Clinical Lead/Consultant Clinical Embryologist if required.

Please contact us for further information via telephone or Email.

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