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General Enquiries for the Genomic Medicine Service Alliance (GMSA)

e.g. NHS transformation projects, establishment of genomic testing pathways, clinical education and training opportunities​

General Enquiries for the Genomic Laboratory Hub (GLH)

e.g. lab queries, testing availability and criteria, test results, scientific and clinical advice, scientific education and training opportunities

Whole Genome Sequencing Referrals

e.g. to refer a patient, advice on whether WGS is the right test for your patient and how to make a referral

Patient Enquiries

e.g. if you are a patient or member of public and have a query for the GMSA or GLH, would like to get involved in our Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) activities as a Genomic Ambassador

Please note that we are no longer recruiting participants for the 100,000 Genomes Project. If you are a current participant and wish to find out about your progress in the 100,000 Genomes Project, please contact the Project Team via email or call 020 7188 8138.

To view the national privacy notice for the NHS Genomic Medicine Service, please visit the NHS England website. Here you can find details on how the NHS is using personal data to provide genomic testing.

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.