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Clinical Biochemistry is the study of the chemical and biochemical processes of the body in relation to disease. This is a laboratory-based service which exists to help clinicians in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease.

The Department of Clinical Biochemistry provides a comprehensive analytical and consultant advisory service to the hospitals of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and to general practitioners, and holds ISO 15189:2012 accreditation from UKAS. Current accreditation status for all sites (Oxford Road, Wythenshawe, Trafford and NMGH (laboratory 9063) can be checked on the UKAS website.

The high volume testing, including the urgent and 24-hour access assays, are carried out in the Autolab, on the ground floor of the Clinical Sciences Centre at Oxford Road.

Specialist assays are carried out in laboratories on the first and second floors of the centre.


Opening hours

The core opening hours of the laboratories at ORC and Trafford are 8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

The core opening hours of the laboratories at Wythenshawe and North Manchester are 8.00am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.

We aim to provide an extensive range of routine assays, e.g., renal, bone, liver, lipid and cardiac profiles, at all times.

A full emergency service is always available.

The out-of-hours service is manned by a reduced number of support and qualified of staff from 5.00pm to 8.30am , therefore please keep the use of the service to a minimum between these times to enable us to provide the most efficient urgent and emergency service in these periods.

Contact us

  • For results/general enquiries for Oxford Road Campus and Trafford call 0161 276 8766, Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 6.30pm.
  • For results/general enquiries for Wythenshawe Hospital call 0161 291 2126.
  • For results/general enquiries for North Manchester call 0161 604 5389

Clinical Advice

Clinical advice can be obtained by contacting the Duty Biochemist:

ORC and North Manchester patients 9-5, Monday to Friday (not Bank Holidays)

Wythenshawe and Trafford patients 9-5:30 Monday to Friday (not Bank Holidays)

Advice relating to adult or paediatric patients: 0161 291 2136 or for non-urgent enquiries (external) or (internal)

Outside of these hours, the on call Consultant for adults or paediatrics (covering all sites) can be contacted via switchboard.

Key contacts

Michelle Miller MSc, BSc (Hons), PcG
Directorate Manager
0161 701 1201

Sam Ekin MSc, BSc (Hons)
Deputy Directorate Manager
0161 701 1205

(Last reviewed July 2024)