NHS Genomic Medicine Service

The NHS South East Genomic Laboratory Hub (SE GLH) is one of seven Genomic Lab Hubs delivering genetic and genomic testing in accordance with the National Genomic Test Directory. Aligned with the SE GLH is the South East Genomic Medicine Service Alliance (SE GMSA) which supports the embedding of genomics in to mainstream care and improving care for our patients. Together the SE GLH and SE GMSA deliver the NHS Genomic Medicine Service for the South East region.  The NHS Trusts that make up the SE GLH and SE GMSA, together with NHS England are responsible as joint controllers under data protection legislation for the processing of personal data to provide the NHS Genomic Medicine Service. To find out more on how we are using personal data to provide genomic testing, view the NHS Genomic Medicine Service national privacy notice.



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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.