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Manchester Cytology Centre provides services to the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, primary and secondary care locations in the North West and The Christie.

  • Gynaecological cytology
  • Non-gynaecological cytology
    • Exfoliative and aspiration cytology
    • Fine needle aspiration cytology
  • Synovial fluid cytology

Staff members are available to provide advice and answer queries between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday (except bank holidays).

General enquires – 0161 276 5111

Urgent results

  • Cervical screening samples – 0161 276 5111
  • Non-gynaecological samples – 0161 276 5115/5116
  • Synovial fluid samples – 0161 276 5116/6727
  • E-mail:

Services available at The Christie

  • Exfoliative and aspiration cytology
  • Fine Needle Aspiration cytology

We are available at The Christie between 9.00am and 12.30pm, Monday to Friday (except bank holidays). We also provide a Tuesday afternoon service from 1pm to 4.30pm. A member of staff is available for FNA services and to answer queries related to non-gynaecological cytology only.

Please note that no results can be issued from The Christie site.

Enquiries: 0161 446 3643


(Last reviewed April 2021)