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PHE Meningococcal Reference Unit

The Meningococcal Reference Unit User Manual and a copy of the request form are available from the PHE website.

The total workload is approximately 16,000 specimens per annum

Contact details

Name External number Internal number
Dr Ed Kaczmarski
Head of Unit
(0161) 276 5746 65746
Prof Ray Borrow
Deputy Head of Unit
(0161) 276 8850 68850
Dr Steve Gray
Lead BMS
(0161) 276 6757 66757
Enquiries (0161) 276 8788


Fax (0161) 276 5744


Hospital Switchboard (0161) 276 1234



Laboratory opening hours

The laboratory is open:

Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 5.30pm

Answerphone message redirection for Saturday am and urgent clinical enquiries


If a delivery is expected to arrive after 5.30pm, Monday - Friday, at weekends, or on Bank Holidays, it should be left at the MFT Autolab reception (ground floor of Clinical Sciences Building 2). Out of hours access to  the Clinical Sciences Centre is granted to couriers via the security intercom. The entrance is situated at the North entrance of the Clinical Sciences Building 2.

(If entering the MRI site from Hathersage Road, it is on the left after passing under the link bridge)


(Last reviewed March 21st 2018)