Contacting Us

All correspondence should be submitted to the following address. Please read our guidance on making a referral before sending patient referrals or samples for testing.

Postal Address

The Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine
6th Floor
St Mary's Hospital
Oxford Road
M13 9WL

For laboratory enquiries please use the appropriate number below. The fax numbers shown are secure and may be used to send confidential information such as consent forms but please advise the laboratory in question by telephone before sending such material by fax.




Secure Fax

Cytogenetic testing 0161 276 6553 0161 276 6238
Molecular Genetic testing 0161 276 6122 0161 276 6606
Willink Metabolites & Newborn screening 0161 701 8504  
Willink Lysosomal Storage Disorder 0161 701 8612  

Alternatively, if you are unsure of the laboratory you require, please call our main reception number: 0161 276 6506.

Laboratory Opening Hours

Our laboratories are open from 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. In addition, Biochemical Genetics remains open until 5.30pm on Mondays to Thursdays.

All laboratories are closed on official UK public holidays.

Out-of-Hours Service

An out-of-hours service is provided by Biochemical Genetics. Urgent investigations will only be performed following discussion with one of our consultants, who may be contacted via the hospital switchboard on 0161 276 1234.

Principal contact details for each section are as follows:

Principal Contact



Laboratory Director Lorraine Gaunt 0161 276 3269
General Diagnostic Genetics Heather Ward 0161 276 6265
Molecular Pathology Emma Howard 0161 276 3265
Inherited Cancer Genetics Andrew Wallace 0161 701 4919
Ophthalmic Genetics Simon Ramsden 0161 276 6265
Specialist Cell Culture Service Heather Ward 0161 276 6265
Bioinformatics Sanjeev Bhaskar 0161 701 5388
Willink Biochemical Genetics Unit Claire Hart 0161 701 2143 / 2137
Quality Manager Andrea Naughton 0161 276 6129
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