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The UK NHS Mycology Reference Centre Manchester (MRCM) is situated on the second floor of the Education & Research Centre at Wythenshawe Hospital. The MRCM provides specialist mycology diagnostic services for Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, and hospitals throughout Greater Manchester and the UK. Antifungal and mycological advice can be offered on the diagnosis of disease, clinical management and care of patients. The MRCM laboratory is open from 08:30 to 17:00 hours Monday to Friday. Urgent medical advice can be obtained by contacting Wythenshawe Hospital switchboard and asking for the on-call Infectious Diseases Consultant.

Contact details

Member of staff Extension Email address
Professor MD Richardson
Director of MRCM and Consultant Clinical
Scientist in Mycology

Office: 5914

Secretary: 5839

Mobile: 07545 994 936
Dr CB Moore
Deputy Director of MRCM, and Principal
Clinical Scientist

Office: 4223

Secretary: 5839
Dr R Richardson
Consultant Medical Mycologist
Office: 5941
General enquiries Office: 5839
Test enquiries/results Laboratory: 2124

All Wythenshawe Hospital samples should be sent to the Clinical Sciences Building, Wythenshawe Hospital where appropriate transportation to the Mycology Reference Centre Laboratory will be ensured.

External samples can be sent using the DX System. Our details are DX 332601 MANCHESTER 96M.

Alternatively samples may be posted, ensuring appropriate packaging, to:

Mycology Reference Centre Manchester
2nd Floor
Laboratories Education and Research Centre
Wythenshawe Hospital
Southmoor Road
M23 9LT


(Last reviewed February 2020)