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Cytology services

Central Manchester University Hospitals' cytology department provides services at Manchester Cytology Centre and at The Christie.

Services available at the Manchester Cytology Centre

  1. Gynaecological cytology
  2. Non-gynaecological cytology

- Exfoliative and aspiration cytology

- Fine needle aspiration cytology

  1. Synovial fluid cytology


The department is open from 8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday (except bank holidays). Staff members are available to give advice and answer queries between these hours.



Manchester Cytology Centre
First Floor
Clinical Sciences Centre
Manchester Royal Infirmary
Oxford Road
M13 9WL

General enquires - 0161 276 5111

Urgent results

Gynaecological samples 0161 276 5111
Non-gynaecological samples 0161 276 5115/5116
Synovial fluid samples 0161 276 5116/6727


E-mail: cyto.pathology@cmft.nhs.uk

Services available at The Christie hospital

Non-gynaecological cytology:

  • Exfoliative and aspiration cytology
  • Fine needle aspiration cytology


We are available at The Christie between 9.00am and 12.30pm, Monday to Friday (except bank holidays). One staff member is available for FNA services and to answer queries related to non-gynaecological cytology only.

Please note that no results can be issued from this site.


Enquiries: 0161 446 3643 
E-mail: cytology@christie.nhs.uk


(Last updated September 30th 2014)