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Opening hours

The department is open from 08:00 hrs – 17:00 hrs, Monday to Friday (except bank holidays).

Non-gynaecological samples should be received in the department by 16:45 hrs.

Services available at MFT Oxford Road Campus

1. Exfoliative cytology

2. Biomedical Scientist (BMS) assistance at radiological and ad hoc FNA clinics

3. BMS assistance and on site specimen adequacy assessment at dedicated Head & Neck clinics (Thyroid clinic – Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon, Ultrasound clinic – Wednesday morning)

4. On site consultant led provisional diagnoses/adequacy assessment of endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) FNA samples.

Services available at TGH

1. Exfoliative cytology

2. FNA without BMS on-site assistance.

Samples are transported to the MFT (ORC) site three times per day.

Services provided to The Christie hospital

  1. Exfoliative cytology
  2. FNA cytology, including BMS assistance in slide preparation and on site specimen adequacy assessment. The BMS assistance service is available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 09:00 to 12:30 hrs and Tuesday 09:00 to 16:30 hrs.

** BMS attendance has been suspended till further notice**


(Last reviewed March 2024)