Molecular Genetics

UKAS Accredited Laboratory No.8044 This department provides a service for a number of inherited diseases to clinicians in the East of England as part of the East Genomics Genomic Medicine Service. This service includes carrier and pre-symptomatic testing, as well as prenatal diagnosis for the Clinical Genetics Service at Nottingham City Hospital and Leicester Royal Infirmary. Individuals interested in carrier or predictive testing are usually first referred to Clinical Genetics for counselling (except for haemochromatosis).

The department can also advise on the appropriateness and availability of tests not provided locally, which may be provided at other centres. DNA can then be extracted from samples and sent on to the appropriate centre. Please refer to the National Test Directory for genomic tests funded by the NHS.

DNA can also be extracted and stored for future possible testing, if requested. The department has also provided rare disease testing for other UK laboratories as well as for centres worldwide.

The department is a UKAS accredited medical laboratory No. 8044. Further details of accredited services can also be found on the UKAS website ( As of 18th July 2023, the UKAS accreditation to ISO15189:2012 has been partially suspended for a subset of the services currently offered by the department. Letter to Users: August 2023.

For further information, please contact the department for advice on the appropriateness and availability of tests, clinical indications, and relevant sample requirements. The laboratory can also be contacted for advice on the results and interpretation of individual cases, as well as test limitations and acceptance criteria.

Click here for a printable user information leaflet (only valid on day of printing):  User guide version 24.pdf

This department is committed to protecting personal information in accordance with the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust information governance policy.  For further information see If you have any concerns about how we use your personal information please contact our Data Protection Officer, email or contact us on: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 83975.

Page last updated 15/07/2024. Please note that if printed, this information is only valid on the day of printing.

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