Gynaecological Cytology

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The Manchester Cytology Centre was selected as the preferred bidder to deliver the cervical screening programme for the North West area using high-risk Human Papillomavirus (HPV) testing as the primary screening test.

The department is affiliated to the North of England Pathology and Screening Education Centre (Manchester). The Cytology and Virology departments and the regional Education Centre are situated within the Clinical Sciences Centre at the Oxford Road Campus.

The Manchester Cytology Centre is located on the first floor of the Clinical Sciences Centre. Virology is located on third floor. All visitors should access the departments via the central reception area on the ground floor

Contact us


Manchester Cytology Centre
First Floor,
Clinical Sciences Centre
Manchester Royal Infirmary
Oxford Road,
M13 9WL

Telephone enquiries:

Urgent and general enquiries: Tel: 0161 276 5111, Fax: 0161 276 3258

General email enquiries:

Patient-related email enquiries:

Hours of opening

The department is open from 8.00am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday (except bank holidays) and will shortly operate a Saturday sample reception service

ICE Desktop and CSTD-related queries

Contact Labs IT on 0161 276 4079 or email

Patient pathway through cervical screening

Download the Patient Pathway Through Cervical Screening flowchart, which shows the estimated maximum number of days between each step in the patient/sample pathway to achieve a 14-day turnaround from sample collection to receipt of the result letter.


(Last reviewed July 2019)