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Overview of Electron Microscopy service

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) Cellular Pathology Electron Microscopy (EM) Service is situated on the Ground Floor of Clinical Sciences Building 1 at Manchester Royal Infirmary and forms part of the Cellular Pathology Adult Histopathology Service. We provide an adult and paediatric diagnostic transmission electron microscopy service for MFT and for several external Trusts nationwide.

The Service is well-equipped with a modern transmission electron microscope and specialised technical equipment. A close team of 2.5 (whole time equivalent) dedicated, skilled & experienced Biomedical Scientists provide a high quality EM service with the additional support of a 0.5 WTE Medical Laboratory Assistant and one of several staff members in training who rotate into EM from Adult Histopathology. Together, the team process and analyse around 600 requests per year.

We participate in a dedicated EM external quality assurance scheme and have a well-established, comprehensive quality management system in place. As part of the MFT Cellular Pathology Department, The EM unit is provisionally accredited to ISO 15189: 2012.


(Last reviewed 19th June 2018)