Led by the South East Genomic Medicine Service in partnership with tech development by UBQO, QGenome aims to facilitate genomic testing of common conditions and rare diseases through an app-based clinical decision aid.

In June 2023, we have added information about prenatal genetic testing to QGenome.

What is QGenome?

QGenome is a FREE app offering NHS clinicians readily-accessible, evidence-based clinical guidance and a streamlined mechanism to instigate genomic investigations and onward referrals, where necessary.

What does QGenome offer?


  • is a point of care tool for any healthcare professional or multidisciplinary team who needs guidance navigating the role of genomic testing at various stages of the patient pathway.
  • enables busy clinicians to quickly distinguish between patients with sporadic disease and those with a potential genetic condition by highlighting the relevance of genomics at specific decision points in their patient’s management.
  • is aligned to the NHS National Genomic Test Directory, with links to genomic test request forms, record of discussion forms, national guidelines and published literature.
  • is a constantly expanding and evolving library which will walk clinicians through specialty areas such as cardiac, renal, cancer, prenatal and midwifery.

How do I download the app?

QGenome is available on iOS and Android devices and as a web app.

To download the app for free and get more information visit the QGenome website.

Can I get more information?

Absolutely! We’re very happy to chat to come and chat to your staff or departments about how QGenome could help your clinicians.

Just drop us a line at gst-tr.southeastgmsa@nhs.net

In the meantime, you can watch our recent chat with Cancer Alliances in the East (with thanks to East Genomics for sharing!)

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.