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The Central Site laboratory (on the Manchester Royal Infirmary site) offers a comprehensive test repertoire for neonatal, paediatric and adult haematological investigation and treatment of patients including:  Blood Counts, Coagulation, Red Cell and Haematinic Investigations, Molecular Diagnostics, Stem Cell Therapeutics and Blood Transfusion services.

Our Trafford Laboratory offers a comprehensive test repertoire for haematological investigation and treatment of patients including: Blood Counts, Coagulation, Red Cell and Haematinic Investigations. More complex and specialised  investigations such as, Molecular Diagnostics, Stem Cell Therapeutics are available through the Central Site Haematology Laboratory at the Manchester Royal Infirmary site.

We aim to provide a user-responsive service with rapid turn around of accurate results. Expert clinical and scientific advice is available on the investigation of haematological disorders, the interpretation of test results, and on any further investigations which may be required.

Central site

The laboratory is situated in the Manchester Royal Infirmary and is part of the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT), within the Clinical Science Buildings.

Postal address

Department of Haematology
Directorate of Laboratory Medicine
1st Floor Cobbett House
Manchester Royal Infirmary
Oxford Road
M13 9WL

Working hours

Routine services Monday - Friday 09:00 to 17:00

The Out-of-Hours service covers the remainder of the 24 hour period, weekends and Bank holidays for urgent, emergency work and some specialised work where required.

Trafford site

The department is situated on the lower floor of the Pathology Building, at the rear of Trafford General Hospital.

Parking is available directly outside the building

Specimen Reception is on the lower reception floor, clearly signposted behind the patient reception desk.

All samples delivered out of the routine opening hours below must be placed in the refrigerator besides the specimen reception window

Postal address

Department of Haematology 
Directorate of Laboratory Medicine 
Trafford Hospitals Division
Trafford General Hospital
Moorside Road
M41 5SL

Working hours

Routine: 9:00am - 5.00pm Monday - Friday

Out of hours: 7.00am - 9.00 am, 5.00pm - 12.30am Monday - Friday

Weekends & Bank Holidays: 7.00am - 12.30am

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Please note the laboratory is closed each night from 12.30am until 7.00am (emergency work required during these hours is processed by the Out of Hours team)