East Genomic Laboratory Hub – Healthcare Professionals
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2 June 2021 – Ordering Genomic Tests – important update from the East Genomic Laboratory Hub
Over the last few weeks and months the East Genomic Laboratory Hub (East GLH) has seen a significant increase in the number of genomic tests for both rare disease and cancer ordered for a number of reasons.
Unfortunately this, coupled with our ability to finally process certain samples which had previously been put on hold during the COVID pandemic, is significantly affecting our usual turn-around times for the despatch of results. This delay is greatest for certain rare disease tests.
We apologise for the inconvenience and potential distress the delay of results may cause for patients and staff though we are asking all staff to please bear these delays in mind before chasing up any results; we will despatch results as soon as possible.
We are doing all we can to catch up with the backlog and get back to the national desired turn-around times, however, due to the size of the backlog this will take several months.
Many thanks for your patience.
East Genomic Laboratory Hub
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Introductory Training Sessions
Please find information about our introductory sessions at Training Sessions – Rare and Inherited Disease
Local Pathway Documents
Genetic testing in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer: pathway documents for healthcare professionals in the East Anglian region – as set out by the NHS Genomic Test Directory, all women with epithelial (non-mucinous) ovarian cancer should be offered germline genetic testing.