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Immunohistochemistry and Research

ImmunohistochemistryThe Adult Immunohistochemistry Laboratory is situated within the Adult Histopathology Department on the first floor of the Clinical Sciences Centre and provides IHC testing for both our CPA accredited histology and cytopathology services.

We currently house five automated Ventana BenchMark staining machines which we use to carry out our routine clinical work.

We currently hold a repertoire of over 130 antibodies, listed on our Antibody Repertoire List and are enrolled in the UKNEQAS ICC quality assurance scheme. Routine IHC testing can be requested from our laboratory using the Routine IHC Request Form.

Diagnostic Mismatch Repair testing

The laboratory has been proposed as the regional referral centre for Diagnostic Mismatch Repair (MMR) testing, working along side the genetics department in St Mary's Hospital for genetic testing referrals.

See our Diagnostic MMR IHC Testing section for more information on referral requesting. We are also currently involved in the ALK IHC pilot study for Crizotinib testing, working closely with our cytopathology team.


The department is involved in numerous research studies and clinical trials set up through the Trust's R&D department and provides support for NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio studies.

More information about our research services is available from the Trust's R&I division, under Biobank and cellular pathology research services.

Contact us

Catherine Higgins, Advanced BMS and Clinical Trials Lead
0161 276 8786

For research enquires please contact:

Shona Esquibel, Research Administrator
0161 701 1943


(Last updated January 13th 2017)