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Sudden Cardiac Death Lunch and Learn

May 21 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Information about our online learning event about sudden cardiac death and how genomics can prevent it.

Join us to learn more about how genetics and sudden cardiac death are connected and how genetics can help to identify and prevent it.

Here in London and the South East we are working on a new project to identify people who are at risk of both inherited and acquired cardiovascular disease using genomic testing in combination with detailed clinical assessment. For example people with Brugada Syndrome (a rare heart condition which is usually genetic) often don’t have any symptoms. Brugada causes a dangerously fast or irregular heart beat which can lead to cardiac arrest.

Once we have identified people who may be at risk of Brugada and other genetic heart conditions, they can benefit from lifesaving treatment and prevent premature deaths.

Join our webinar to hear from Professor Elijah Behr, a consultant cardiologist at St. George’s Hospital who is leading this work alongside cardiac specialist nurses.


May 21
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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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.