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Mycology Reference Centre Manchester

The clinical Mycology Reference Centre Manchetser (MRCM) is situated on the second floor of the Education & Research Centre at Wythenshawe Hospital (UHSM Trust). The MRCM provides a specialist medical mycology service for the North West of England and further afield.

Antifungal and mycological advice can be offered on the diagnosis of disease, clinical management and care of patients.

The MRCM laboratory is open from 08.30 to 17.00 hours Monday to Friday.

Emergency medical advice can be obtained by contacting Professor D Denning, Dr P Newton, Dr R Richardson or the appropriate duty Consultant Microbiologist via the switchboard on (0161) 998 7070.

Contact details

Name Phone number(s)
Professor Malcolm Richardson
Director of MRCM, and Consultant Clinical Mycologist
(0161) 291 2124 (laboratory)
(0161) 291 5914 (Office)
(0161) 291 5839 (Secretary)
07545994936 (Mobile)
Dr Caroline Moore
Principal Clinical Scientist
(0161) 291 5839 (office)
(0161) 291 2124 (laboratory)
Fax (0161) 291 5806
General enquiries/results (0161) 291 2124


Further information is available on the Mycology Reference Centre Manchester (MRCM) website.

All samples should be sent to the Microbiology Department, Wythenshawe Hospital, which will ensure appropriate transportation to the Mycology Laboratory.

Additional tests

Additional tests can be requested by telephoning or writing to the laboratory, although it must be recognised that the archive sample available will have a limited volume.