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What does genomics mean for families? – iHV webinar series

The second in the “What does genomics mean for health visitors?” webinar series from the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) and Genomics Education Programme (GEP). Highlights include. The importance of family history with practical tips and tools for asking about and recording family history including consideration of family dynamics, paternity, consanguinity, ethnicity, IVF, and reproductive …

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Covid update- NEWS

Genomics Laboratory Services and COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan

Genomics Laboratory Services and COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan Re: Genomics Laboratory Services and COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan Dear Service User I am writing to inform you of our current situation concerning the mobilisation of the South East Genomics Laboratory Hub operating model. As you are aware the NHS is dealing with unprecedented pressures and the …

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Dr Srividhya Sankaran- Maternal Fetal Medicine and Genomics NEWS

#GenomicsConversation spotlight on… Maternal-Foetal Medicine and Genomics

Spotlight on…Maternal-Foetal Medicine #GenomicsConversation Maternal-Foetal Medicine 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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Critical incident affecting genomics tests from Viapath

The issues with our IT systems have now been resolved  and our laboratory is processing all tests and referrals sent to us.

Please be aware that as normal services resume you may experience some delays to receiving results and the reports may look different.

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.