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East Genomic Laboratory Hub

The East Genomic Laboratory Hub (or East GLH) provides and coordinates a wide range of genomic tests for the East Midlands and East of England.

East GLH is one of seven hubs (opens in a new tab) within England which together make up the national genomic laboratory service.

With our lead laboratory at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and local laboratories at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (opens in a new tab) and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (opens in a new tab) we are well placed to provide high quality genetic and genomic testing for all the 29 NHS Trusts we serve.

We aim to provide equal access to testing across a population of over 8.3 million people. We provide and coordinate tests, within the agreed turn around times, according to the National Genomic Test Directory (opens in a new tab) for:

  • rare and inherited disease
  • cancer
  • haematological malignancy

Our laboratories only accept samples from clinicians once a clinical referral has been made.

The quality of our service

The constituent laboratories of the East GLH are legal entities in their own right through their host NHS Trust in Leicester, Nottingham or Cambridge and as such each laboratory is accredited for the provision of diagnostic services.

Each request accepted by the laboratory for examination(s) shall be considered an agreement.

The laboratory is accredited to the ISO 15189:2012 standard, awarded by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). Scopes of accreditation are available from the UKAS website (opens in a new tab).

For more information on the quality of our service, including further information on accreditation, please go to the quality pages of the site.