Location, services and quality statement

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Location and address

We are located on the ground and 1st floor of the Clinical Sciences Building 1 (CSB1), Manchester Royal Infirmary.

Postal address

Adult Histopathology,
1st Floor Clinical Sciences Building 1
Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford Road
Manchester
M13 9WL

Hours of business

Monday to Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm.

The department does not operate an out-of-hours service or shift system.

Services and information

For more advice on the collection and handling of specimens for Histopathology please contact 0161 276 8808 or 0161 276 6449.

To request Histology reports or any other information, please contact the Secretarial Office on 0161 701 1615.

Concerns or complaints about the standard of service provided should be referred to the Cellular Pathology Laboratory Manager on 0161 276 6138. All complaints and incidents will be thoroughly investigated.

Quality statement

Adult Histopathology is fully accredited by UKAS in conformance with ISO 15189:2012. Our UKAS Medical Laboratory Reference Number is 8648. The department participates in regular exhaustive assessments to maintain its accreditation status. The department is licensed by the Human Tissue Authority (HTA).The department is committed to deliver a quality service to our users and continual improvement. A quality management system is utilised to ensure all documents, processes, quality records and clinical material are controlled to DLM (Directorate of Laboratory Medicine) policy. Processes and systems are regularly audited to identify non-conformities and quality improvements.

External Quality Assurance (EQA)

The department participates in the following external quality assurance schemes:

UKNEQAS for Cellular Pathology Technique

  • General Cellular Pathology
  • Renal Biopsy Pathology
  • Bone Marrow Trephine.

UKNEQAS for Immunocytochemistry and In Situ Hybridisation

  • General Pathology
  • Lymphoid Pathology
  • Alimentary Tract Pathology (GIST)
  • MMR
  • Alk IHC (NSCLC)
  • PD-L1

Royal College of Pathologists Australasia Quality Assurance Program (RCPAQAP)

Anatomical Pathology Electron Microscopy Module

Adult Histopathology feedback

Concerns or complaints about the standard of service provided should be referred to the Cellular Pathology Laboratory Manager 0161 276 6138.

All complaints and incidents will be thoroughly investigated.

(Last reviewed February 2019)