Local guidance on availability and requesting of molecular genetic and cytogenetic tests
Patients MUST attend Basildon or Southend Hospital Phlebotomy Departments on a Thursday morning (before midday) to have blood taken (before sample transport to London).
Do NOT send samples directly to reference laboratories; there are health and safety regulations regarding transport of patient samples.
Requests other than routine tests (e.g. karyotyping, cystic fibrosis) MUST be discussed with Consultant Biochemist beforehand.
Local Guidance and Information
Cystic Fibrosis genetic testing – Test Directory entry
- DNA and Cytogenetics Test Request Form
- Oxford endocrine genetics requesting proforma
Genetic testing for inherited endocrine neoplasia syndromes and related disorders (including Familial Benign Hypocalcuric Hypercalcaemia (FBHH)).
- UCLH amyloid centre requesting – Link not working
Genetic testing for hereditary periodic fever syndrome or hereditary amyloidosis.