Services Available


We see both adult and paediatric (children) patients for diagnosis and management of mitochondrial disorders, provided by a multi-disciplinary team and linking into other clinical services including cardiology and ophthalmology. We work closely with the Clinical Genetics Team, and diagnostic laboratory, and can provide genetic counselling to those affected by mitochondrial disease.

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

ACE Building

Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre



Tel: 01865 225899 (or 07825 386230 for Clinical Nurse Specialist Wednesday-Friday)

For diagnostic samples:

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

Tel: 01865 226001 Email: 

Clinical Staff