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#GenomicsConversation spotlight on… Genetic Counselling and Genomics

Spotlight on…Genetic Counselling #GenomicsConversation Genetic Counselling and Genomics This week is the national #GenomicsConversation week of action, part of a campaign launched by the Genomics Education Programme (GEP) to dispel the myths, explain the facts and outline the clinical impact of genomics. At South East we will be sharing a series of interviews with different health …

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Genomic Variant Interpretation Course

Genomic Variant Interpretation Course

The University of Manchester (UoM) have launched a new continuing professional development (CPD) course, funded by the HEE, which provides an introduction to the tools and procedures used in the interpretation of genetic variants in the clinical setting. This free course is aimed at Consultant Clinical geneticists, Genetic Counsellors (who have not undertaken STP training), …

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Critical incident affecting genomics tests from Viapath

We have been experiencing issues with the IT systems at our Hub laboratory based at Guy’s Hospital as a result of recent extreme weather. We have been working hard to fix these issues and minimise the impact on our services. Please be aware that as a result of this critical incident you may experience some delays to receiving results and some test reports may look different. 

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With any Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) test ordered, a Record of Discussion (RoD) form will also need to be submitted. This document is to record the patient’s consent for genomic testing and their choice on taking part in research. Guidance on the patient choice conversation can be found here
This RoD form will be available for clinicians to download from this webpage. Once completed with the patient, it can be send to the lab with the corresponding test order form and sample.
Tests available to order will be listed in the National Genomic Test Directory. A test order form will soon be made available for clinicians on this webpage to download and complete. This form will include the address of the laboratory that the appropriate sample and completed form needs to be sent to.
Until the new Genomic Laboratory Service goes live, please continue to follow existing test order processes.
Later this year, the online test ordering tool for Whole Genome Sequencing will be integrated into the National Genomics Informatics System (NGIS) and clinicians will be able to search or filter to find a clinical indication, confirm eligibility criteria and start the test request process for their patient.