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The Manchester Cytology Centre was selected in 2019 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 Manchester Royal Infirmary.

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: 0161 276 5111
Clinic kits: 0161 276 5172

General email enquiries:

Patient-related email enquiries:

Opening hours

The department is open from 9.00 am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday (except bank holidays).

Clinical advice

A Consultant Cytopathologist or Consultant Biomedical Scientist (CBMS) is available to answer gynaecological queries, discuss any aspect of the cytology report and provide advice on patient management from 9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. Telephone 0161 276 5111

Clinical advice is also provided at multi-disciplinary team meetings. The clinical lead or CBMS team will respond to written enquiries.

Technical advice

Lead and Advanced Biomedical Scientists are available for technical advice, Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm. Telephone 0161 276 5111

Visiting the laboratory

The Manchester Cytology Centre welcome requests from any clinicians or other screening programme staff who may want to visit the department and speak with staff to discuss any aspect of the service we provide.

Visits by medical staff can be arranged by contacting Dr Miles Holbrook

Informal visits by other clinical staff can be arranged by contacting the lead biomedical scientists

ICE Desktop and CSTD-related queries

Contact Labs IT on 0161 276 4079 or Email


(Last reviewed March 2024)