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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.

Information on Biochemistry at Wythenshawe is currently available in the handbook and is in the process of being added to the ORC and Trafford information in this section.

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 Oxford Road and Trafford (laboratory 8651) 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 laboratory are 8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Outside of these hours a reduced service is available as part of the CPP service (Continuous Process Pathology).

We aim to provide an extensive range of routine assays, eg 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 limited number of staff from 5.00pm to 8.30am and only one Biomedical Scientist is available between 8.30pm and 8.30am. Please keep 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.


(Last reviewed May 2022)