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Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing Course

Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) Online Course launch

Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT): An Introduction for Healthcare Professionals Get broad insight into the key issues surrounding Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing with this free online course for healthcare professionals, accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. Topics covered: Overview of genetics: The fundamentals that underpin genomics NIPT: The discovery of fetal cell free DNA Developments of …

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Cancer Genetics Course 2020

Cancer Genetics Course 2020

What is Guy’s Cancer Genetics course? This 4-day course covers a breadth of topics pertinent to the rapidly moving field of genomics, impacting all areas of healthcare. We will equip you with the basics of cancer genetic counselling, approaches to genetic testing, management of hereditary cancers and a consent taking workshop, covering a variety of …

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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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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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Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Symposium 2020 event

Live stream: Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Symposium 2020

  The Royal Society of Medicine is dedicating an entire day to the in-depth understanding of genetic causes, identification and management of Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH). From this live streamed event, you will have an unprecedented opportunity to learn about this under-diagnosed, potentially fatal, but eminently treatable disorder. View the full agenda and register on the …

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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.