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Service turnaround times

Results from tests requested through East GLH will be delivered by e-mail to a designated email address, which you will need to include on the request form. It is preferable for us if you use an nhs.net account and you are advised to use a departmental, rather than an individual, account if possible.

Patient information is only secure when sent via email from one nhs.net account to another nhs.net account. As such, when sending laboratory reports across networks, these will be encrypted.

The laboratories aim to report all genomic tests within the NHS England genomic test reporting time guidelines. Please note that reporting times will vary depending on the test type and referral type.

Rare Disease turnaround times

The below times are just for our Cambridge Genomics Laboratory. We will be adding those for our local laboratories in Nottingham and Leicester soon.

Pre-Rep and Cytogenomics May average TAT
Clinical Urgency Example
Tests
NHSE Target TAT
(Days)
% within Standard Average TAT
(Mean, Days)
Urgent
– Ultra Rapid
Example
Tests
QF-PCR for rapid trisomy detection
NHSE Target TAT
(Days)
3
% within Standard 90.0 Average TAT
(Mean, Days)
2.4
Urgent
- Rapid
Example
Tests
Microarray
/ karyotypes for prenatal / urgent postnatal (e.g. neonatal referrals)
NHSE Target TAT
(Days)
14
% within Standard 86.5 Average TAT
(Mean, Days)
12.3
Non-urgent - Standard Example
Tests
Haemato-oncology
microarrays
NHSE Target TAT
(Days)
21
% within Standard 91.9 Average TAT
(Mean, Days)
15.5
Non-urgent - Standard Example
Tests
Routine
QF-PCR (for pregnancy loss samples)
NHSE Target TAT
(Days)
14
% within Standard 83.9 Average TAT
(Mean, Days)
13
Non-urgent - Standard Example
Tests
Standard
paediatric or fetal loss microarray
NHSE Target TAT
(Days)
42
% within Standard 0.9 Average TAT
(Mean, Days)
64
Non-urgent - Standard Example
Tests
Postnatal
karyotyping (e.g. fertility or familial microarray follow-up)
NHSE Target TAT
(Days)
42
% within Standard 65.0 Average TAT
(Mean, Days)
40
Non-urgent - Standard Example
Tests
PWS/AS
and Fragile X
NHSE Target TAT
(Days)
42
% within Standard 31.5 Average TAT
(Mean, Days)
41
Rare Disease Paeds/ Endo/ Neuro
Clinical Urgency Example Tests NHSE Target TAT (DAYS) % within Standard Average TAT (Mean, Days)
Urgent – Ultra Rapid Example Tests PCR based tests
where the result is needed urgently for prenatal diagnosis
NHSE Target TAT (DAYS) 3 % within Standard 40% Average TAT (Mean, Days) 4 days
Urgent – Ultra Rapid Example Tests DPYD NHSE Target TAT (DAYS) 5 % within Standard 99% Average TAT (Mean, Days) 3 days
Urgent – Ultra Rapid Example Tests CF urgent testing (urgent
diagnostic, raised IRT & EGB)
NHSE Target TAT (DAYS) 7 % within Standard 50% Average TAT (Mean, Days) 8 days
Urgent – Rapid Example Tests PCR based tests for
predictive testing
NHSE Target TAT (DAYS) 14 % within Standard 19% Average TAT (Mean, Days) 29 days
Non-Urgent – Standard Example Tests Rare disease single gene
screening, small panel testing (<10 genes), known familial variant testing
& standard STR based analysis
NHSE Target TAT (DAYS) 42 % within Standard 24% Average TAT (Mean, Days) 73 days
Non-Urgent – Complex standard Example Tests Large gene panels (>10
genes), WES and WGS
NHSE Target TAT (DAYS) 84 % within Standard 9% Average TAT (Mean, Days) 297 days
Urgent
– Ultra Rapid
Example Tests Urgent haemato-oncology FISH (e.g. BCR/ABL1, PML/RARA) NHSE Target TAT (DAYS) 3 % within Standard Average TAT (Mean, Days)
Urgent
– Ultra Rapid
Example Tests FLT3 TKD (ITD) NHSE Target TAT (DAYS) 7 % within Standard 88% (100%) Average TAT (Mean, Days) 4
Urgent
- Rapid
Example Tests Confirmation
of neonatal results (PCR based)
NHSE Target TAT (DAYS) TBC % within Standard Average TAT (Mean, Days)
Urgent
- Rapid
Example Tests Urgent
haemato-oncology karyotyping
NHSE Target TAT (DAYS) 14 % within Standard Average TAT (Mean, Days)
Urgent - Rapid Example Tests T-cell
Clonality
 B-cell Clonality
NHSE Target TAT (DAYS) 14 % within Standard 36%
53%
Average TAT (Mean, Days) 18
14
Urgent - Rapid Example Tests Chimerism NHSE Target TAT (DAYS) 14 % within Standard 79% Average TAT (Mean, Days) 14
Urgent – Rapid Example Tests JAK2V617F
JAK2
exon 12
 MPL exon 10
 CALR exon 9
NHSE Target TAT (DAYS) 14 % within Standard 9%
87%
62%
66%
Average TAT (Mean, Days) 16
10
15
15
Urgent – Rapid Example Tests NPM1
exon 12
NHSE Target TAT (DAYS) 14 % within Standard 54% Average TAT (Mean, Days) 15
Non-urgent - Standard Example Tests Standard haemato-oncology karyotyping (e.g. MDS) NHSE Target TAT (DAYS) 21 % within Standard Average TAT (Mean, Days)
Non-urgent - Standard Example Tests •BCR-ABL diagnostic
•BCR-ABL quantitative
•c-KIT
•MYD88
NHSE Target TAT (DAYS) 21 % within Standard 95%
97%
100%
37%
Average TAT (Mean, Days) 12
14
12
24
Non-urgent - Standard Example Tests NGS
panels for haemato-oncology referrals (Haem-Onc NGS panels)
NHSE Target TAT (DAYS) 21 % within Standard 0% Average TAT (Mean, Days) 38
Non-urgent - Standard Example Tests NGS
panels for molecular pathology referrals (OPA)
NHSE Target TAT (DAYS) 21 % within Standard Average TAT (Mean, Days)
Example Tests NHSE Target TAT (DAYS) % within Standard Average TAT (Mean, Days)

Cancer turnaround times

The below times are just for our Cambridge Genomics Laboratory. We will be adding those for our local laboratories in Nottingham and Leicester soon

Solid Cancer April average TAT
Clinical Urgency Example tests NHSE Target TAT (days) % within TAT Average TAT (mean, days)
Urgent
– Rapid
Example tests NGS
- targeted
NHSE Target TAT (days) 14 % within TAT 73% Average TAT (mean, days) 13
Urgent
- Rapid
Example tests FISH
for molecular referrals
NHSE Target TAT (days) 14 % within TAT 99% Average TAT (mean, days) 9
Urgent
– Rapid
Example tests MGMT promoter methylation NHSE Target TAT (days) 14 % within TAT 44% Average TAT (mean, days) 17
Urgent
- Rapid
Example tests MSI
testing (immunotherapy)
NHSE Target TAT (days) 14 % within TAT - Average TAT (mean, days) -
Non-urgent Std Example tests MSI
testing (Lynch syndrome)
NHSE Target TAT (days) 42 % within TAT 100% Average TAT (mean, days) 36
Non-urgent Std Example tests MLH1
promoter methylation
NHSE Target TAT (days) 42 % within TAT 100% Average TAT (mean, days) 24
Solid Cancer May Average TAT
Clinical Urgency Example Tests NHSE Target TAT (Days % within Standard Average TAT (Mean, Days)
Urgent
– Rapid
Example Tests NGS
– targeted DNA
NHSE Target TAT (Days 14 % within Standard 15% Average TAT (Mean, Days) 19
Urgent
– Rapid
Example Tests NGS
- targeted RNA
NHSE Target TAT (Days 14 % within Standard 0% Average TAT (Mean, Days) 19
Urgent
– Rapid
Example Tests NGS
- expansive
NHSE Target TAT (Days 21 % within Standard 0% Average TAT (Mean, Days) 38
Urgent
- Rapid
Example Tests FISH
for solid cancers
NHSE Target TAT (Days 14 % within Standard 100% Average TAT (Mean, Days) 7
Urgent
– Rapid
Example Tests MGMT
promoter methylation
NHSE Target TAT (Days 14 % within Standard 21% Average TAT (Mean, Days) 19
Urgent
- Rapid
Example Tests MSI
testing (immunotherapy)
NHSE Target TAT (Days 14 % within Standard - Average TAT (Mean, Days) -
Non-urgent Std Example Tests MSI
testing (Lynch syndrome)
NHSE Target TAT (Days 42 % within Standard 60% Average TAT (Mean, Days) 32
Non-urgent Std Example Tests MLH1
promoter methylation
NHSE Target TAT (Days 42 % within Standard 100% Average TAT (Mean, Days) 22