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Virtual Prenatal Genetics Short Course

September 13 2021 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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One event on September 14 2021 at 9:30 AM

One event on October 18 2021 at 9:30 AM

One event on October 19 2021 at 9:30 AM

One event on November 1 2021 at 9:30 AM

One event on November 2 2021 at 9:30 AM

This online course accredited by the Royal College of Midwives is designed to give midwives and other health professionals working in a prenatal testing setting, the tools to help them to enable patients to access appropriate onwards referral.

This includes:

  • obtaining a family history,
  • identify high risk family histories,
  • approaches to genetic testing,
  • consent taking,
  • counselling skills associated with providing information and results,
  • and more!

This course is designed for midwives, sonographers or other healthcare professionals who wish to gain an introduction or update of prenatal genetics.

View the full agenda and book you place on the Guy’s and St Thomas’ Education & Events website.

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.