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Manchester Cytology Centre is one of the largest cervical screening laboratories in the UK and provides diagnostic and population screening to women in the North West with the use of high-risk HPV testing and ThinPrep liquid based cytology. The department also has a leading non-gynaecological cytology service providing an extensive range of diagnostic analyses on samples received across Greater Manchester and a comprehensive synovial fluid cytology service.

We are based in state-of-the-art facilities in the Clinical Sciences Centre at Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT). We provide a non-gynaecological cytology service to The Christie.

For details of all our services, including sample requirement information, see our user guides:

Find details of the North of England Pathology and Screening Education Centre based in the Clinical Sciences Centre at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT).

Contact us

Contact us at Manchester Royal Infirmary or at The Christie:

Manchester Royal Infirmary

  • General – 0161 276 5111
  • Gynaecological cytology – 0161 276 5111
  • Non-gynaecological cytology – 0161 5110/5115/5116/6727/8804. Bleep: 07623 916 611
  • Synovial fluid cytology – 0161 276 5115/5116/6727/8804
  • Email –

The Christie


(Last reviewed March 2024)