Whole genome sequencing service

Through the NHS Genomic Medicine Service, whole genome sequencing (WGS) is now available for certain conditions where the scientific evidence shows it can help improve patient care.

Clinical indications for testing are listed in the National Genomic Test Directory.

Please use the documents below to request WGS for your patients where appropriate:

Patient information leaflets describing the clinical and research elements of the testing are available here:

For any general enquiries relating to this service, please contact Philandra Costello on 023 8120 6170.

The current consent and confidentiality in genomic medicine guidance is a helpful document for all clinicians involved in discussing genomic tests with patients and families.