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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
Dr R Richardson
Clinical Lead and Head of Service

Office: 5914

Secretary: 5839

Mobile: 07545 994 959

Dr CB Moore
Principal Clinical Scientist in Mycology and Deputy Head of Service

Office: 4223

Secretary: 5839
Professor MD Richardson
Consultant Clinical Scientist in Mycology

Office: 5941

Secretary: 5839

Mobile: 07545 994 936
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 June 2021)