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Rare disease - whole genome sequencing (WGS)

If you have not ordered a whole genome sequence (WGS) test before and need further information on the process or training required in order a WGS test please refer to the overview webpage.

The Test Order form and Record of Discussion forms can be completed electronically or printed and completed by hand. To complete electronically, please download these forms onto your computer and open in Adobe software to enable electronic editing; please use the space bar if you need to leave any boxes blank (e.g. in postcode box).

Please send the completed forms (including Record of Discussion form) to emee.glh@nhs.net, and include “WGS Rare Disease” in the subject heading.

WGS test order form

Record of discussion form

NHS England » NHS Genomic Medicine Service record of discussion form

The record of discussion form has been translated into a number of languages. These are available here.

Patient information - rare disease WGS

NHS England » Whole genome sequencing patient information leaflets

Easy read version is also available on this link.

These are also available in various languages and can be accessed here.

Further information about the National Genomic Research Library for patients can be found here:


Consultee declaration form

If the person completing the WGS Record of Discussion form is a consultee (relative, friend or advocate on behalf of an adult who lacks capacity), a consultee declaration form is also required to enable the patient to participate in the National Genomic Research Library (NGRL).

NHS England » NHS Genomic Medicine Service genomic consultee declaration

Young Person Assent form

If a person is between the age of 6 and 15, this form can be completed to record their decision to participate in the National Genomic Research Library (NGRL).

NHS England » NHS Genomic Medicine Service young persons’ assent form

Withdrawal from National Genomic Research Library form

This form is available from the Useful participant forms on the Genomics England website

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