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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.


Renal Pathology is the mainstay of Electron Microscopy at MFT. More than 95% of the samples handled are renal and the Unit holds primary expertise in this area of diagnostic ultrastructural pathology. The MFT Histopathology Consultant Specialist Renal Pathologists work closely with the EM Team.

The remaining workload comprises the following specimen types:

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

(Last reviewed January 2023)