North west public health laboratory: services

Public health laboratory Manchester, based at Manchester Royal Infirmary, is the public health laboratory for the north west region.

The Manchester clinical laboratory is part of a medical microbiology partnership between Public Health England and the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT).

The Manchester microbiology laboratory is the home to the PHE Meningococcal Reference Unit (MRU), the PHE Vaccine Evaluation Unit (VEU) and is also part of the Clostridium difficile Ribotyping Network (CDRN).

Services available

Manchester Medical Microbiology Partnership (MMMP) provides a wide range of services including:

  • bacteriology
  • virology
  • molecular diagnostics

For more information, see the Central Manchester Foundation Trust website.

User handbook and forms

North west public health laboratory: user handbook

Public health laboratory Manchester: outbreak request form


View a list of general clinical tests which are available from the majority of Public Health England regional microbiology laboratories. Please contact the laboratory directly to confirm test availability.


Public health laboratory Manchester

Manchester Medical Microbiology Partnership
Clinical Sciences Building
Manchester Royal Infirmary
Oxford Road
M13 9WZ

Telephone 0161 276 8788 / 8854

DX address DX 6962410 Manchester 90M

Published 5 November 2013