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Overview of Electron Microscopy service

The Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) 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 CMFT and for several external Trusts nationwide.

The Service has recently benefitted from significant capital investment allowing the procurement of a brand new electron microscope and specialised technical equipment.

There is 3.0 (whole time equivalent) dedicated, skilled and experienced EM establishment plus several staff members in training who rotate into EM from Adult Histopathology.

Together, the team process and analyse around 600 requests per year making it one of the largest and well-equipped electron microscopy laboratories in England.

The EM unit is fully CPA accredited and committed to maintaining this accreditation.

We participate in a dedicated EM external quality assurance scheme, have a well-established, comprehensive quality management system and are currently in transition to the ISO 15189:2012 standard.


(Last reviewed 30th May 2017)