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Information for GPs

Central Manchester University Hospitals' expert technical, scientific and clinical teams offer a comprehensive laboratory testing service.

Together with our dedicated primary care service and electronic communications, we can make sure GP practices and their patients get the most out of our diagnostic testing.

For detailed information on our services see our laboratory user guides.

Getting test results

For enquiries and results call the Laboratory Service Desk on 0161 276 8766 between 8.00am and 6.30pm, Monday to Friday.

For out-of-hours  Biochemistry or Haematology urgent results and enquiries, call the CMFT switchboard on 0161 276 1234 and bleep the on-call biomedical scientist.

For out-of-hours Microbiology or Virology urgent results and enquiries, call the CMFT switchboard on 0161 276 1234 and request the on-call consultant.

GP liaison team

We want to be sure our primary care users have the best access to our services. If you have any difficulties or want to make a suggestion, contact our Business Support Manager, Colette McAlister on 0161 276 4062 or the Business Support Team on 0161 276 8766, alternatively you can also use our online enquiry form or email Labs.SD@cmft.nhs.uk.

Manchester Anaemia Guide

The Manchester Anaemia Guide (PDF, 2.16MB) has been developed in collaboration with haematologists, gastroenterologists and GPs in Central Manchester. The algorithms are designed to guide the clinician through the investigation and management of anaemia.

If you have any comments about the algorithms please contact Dr Kate Pendry, Consultant Haematologist at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: kate.pendry@nhsbt.nhs.uk.