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The Meningococcal Reference Unit User Manual and a copy of the request form are available from the UKHSA website.

The total workload is approximately 16,000 specimens per annum

Contact details

 Name External Numbers Internal Numbers
Prof Ray Borrow
Head of Unit
(0161) 276 8850 68850
Xilian Bai (Pre-reg Clinical Scientist) and Jay Lucidarme (Senior Scientist) (0161) 276 6764 66764
Stephen Clark (Senior Scientist) (0161) 276 5689 65689
Enquiries (0161) 276 8788 68788
Hospital Switchboard (0161) 276 1234 61234

Laboratory opening hours

The laboratory is open:

Monday to Friday: 8.30am – 5.30pm

Answerphone message redirection for Saturday am and urgent clinical enquiries

If a delivery is expected to arrive after 5.30pm, Monday – Friday, at weekends, or on Bank Holidays, it should be left at the MFT Autolab reception (ground floor of Clinical Sciences Building 2). Out of hours access to  the Clinical Sciences Centre is granted to couriers via the security intercom. The entrance is situated at the North entrance of the Clinical Sciences Building 2.

(If entering the MRI site from Hathersage Road, it is on the left after passing under the link bridge).