Services Available


We see both child and adult patients for diagnosis and management of mitochondrial disease, with genetic management being a major feature of the service. We have a multi-disciplinary service, including regular cardiology review. Further details of clinic types can be found here.


Laboratory services at the Oxford Centre comprise a specialist molecular genetic service (based within the Oxford Medical Genetics Laboratories of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) and some specialist biochemical, cellular & histological analyses. A neuroradiology review service is also provided.

Referral Pathways

Clinical Referrals

We accept referrals via Hospital Specialists, including Neurologists, Geneticists, Paediatricians and Ophthalmologists, or, in the case of positive familial testing, referrals will be accepted from a GP.

Diagnostic Referrals

Diagnostic samples will be accepted in our laboratories with the completion of the appropriate referral documentation. Further information on the range of laboratory services is available here.

Contact Details

For clinical correspondence:  

For non-urgent queries from patients, family members and clinicians, please email:

(We aim to reply to all queries within one week.)

NHS Highly Specialised Services for Rare Mitochondrial Disorders – Oxford Centre
Nuffield Dept Women’s & Reproductive Health
Level 3, The Women's Centre
John Radcliffe Hospital
Oxford OX3 9DU

Tel: 01865 221007 

For diagnostic samples:

Oxford Medical Genetics Laboratories
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The Churchill Hospital
Oxford OX3 7LE

Tel: 01865 225594 Email: 

Clinical Staff


Administration Staff