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East Genomics

Genomic tests

East Genomic Laboratory (East GLH) coordinates genetic and genomic testing for the East of England and East Midlands. Tests are aligned to the National Genomic Test Directories for Rare and Inherited Disease, and Cancer.

Rare disease diagnosis

Rare and inherited diseases

Read about the range of tests for those with rare and inherited diseases.

Brain cancer chromosomes

Cancer (solid tumour)

We are currently expanding our portfolio of tests for cancer as we work towards full implementation of the National Test Directory for Cancer.

Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) testing showing fusion signals

Haematological malignancy

We provide molecular genetic and cytogenetic testing for the diagnosis and follow up of haematological malignancies.

pharmacogenomics

Pharmacogenomics

We are continually expanding our tests to help determine effective treatment for patients.

National Genomic Test Directory

National Genomic Test Directory

The National Genomic Test Directory specifies which genomic tests are commissioned by the NHS in England, the technology by which they are available, and the patients who will be eligible to access to a test.

Works and investment aid high volume throughput

Whole genome sequencing

WGS has been launched across all seven GLH’s to test for a range of rare disease, solid tumour and haematological malignancy indications.

Patient choice and consent

Patient choice and consent

An appropriate discussion of genomic testing must take place before testing is requested.

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Our test referral forms

This page contains the relevant referral forms you will need as well as a link to the National Genomic Test Directory.

Blood samples

Sample requirements

Please ensure you follow the specific sample requirements for the test you need.

Royal Mail

Transport of samples

Please read our instructions on the transport of samples.

Sequencing using Genexus

Our assays

We use a range of assays to carry out the tests listed in the National Test Directories.

Sample drop off

Turn around times

The turn around times for Genetic/Genomic tests have been specified by NHS England.