Electron Microscopy opening hours and repertoire

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Opening hours

The Unit is open and staffed from 08:00 – 17:30 Monday to Friday (except bank holidays).

Samples sent via courier/postal service should be sent to arrive within these hours to minimise the risk of undelivered or misplaced samples.


The unit holds primary expertise in renal ultrastructural pathology.

The Adult Histopathology Specialist Renal Pathologists are located within the EM Unit and EM staff work closely with them.

Approximately 90% of the samples handled are renal. The remaining workload comprises the following specimen types:

  • Muscle samples
  • Duodenal samples for microvillous inclusion disease & tufting enteropathy
  • Ophthalmic samples

(Last reviewed 19th June 2018)