Immunohistochemistry and Research
The 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
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
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
More information about our research services is available from
the Trust's R&I
Biobank and cellular pathology research services.
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)