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Whole Genome Sequencing drop-in session

October 11 2022 @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Whole Genome Sequencing Drop In Session:

Tuesday 11th October, 14:30-15:30

Are you a clinician looking to find out more about Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS)? Then this drop-in session is for you!

During the session you will find out more information on this new testing, how it can be used for your patients and have the opportunity to ask questions of the South East GLH Rare Disease Medical Lead Felix Chua.

This session is open to clinicians from all specialties across the South East region of South London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

If you would like to attend, please email gst-tr.southeastglh@nhs.net and we can get the MS Teams link sent to you.

This is the first in a series of drop-in sessions covering WGS so if you cannot attend this session, please keep an eye out for other sessions in the future. Alternatively, if you are unable to attend one of these sessions please do get in touch using the above email and we can arrange a date that is suitable to you. We can also arrange a session that is tailored specifically to your specialty or queries.


Happy To Help:

We have a team of Genomic Practitioners who are happy to help. Some services we provide include:

Attend clinics to explain WGS to patients and take their consent, along with helping to fill in paperwork including Test Order Forms

Help with historic lists of patients if you have any genetic testing backlogs

Consent patients over the phone if they are unable to attend clinic

Arrange for patients to have their bloods taken


If you would like to speak to the Genomic Practitioners directly, please contact us on gst-tr.hellogenomics@nhs.net



October 11 2022
2:30 PM - 3:30 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.