The department has full Clinical Pathology
Accreditation (CPA UK Reference No 0635) for microbiology
Quality assurance schemes such as NEQAS, QCMD and IQA help make sure the
department's high quality standards are maintained.
An experienced consultant team offers support to clinicians and
service users 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The team provides
information related to using the service, interpretation of test
results and clinical advice on therapy, prophylaxis and
Training is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science
(IBMS) for biomedical scientist specialist training, and by the Royal College of Pathologists
for medical training. We also support Manchester Metropolitan
University, delivering training in biomedical science and have
a long-standing relationship with the University of
Manchester for research and development and post-graduate
training and supervision.