The molecular genetics laboratory is a National Centre for the genetic diagnosis of the haemoglobin disorders including prenatal diagnosis and also provides a genetic haemochromatosis service. In addition the laboratory provides an international service for prenatal diagnosis. The molecular Genetics laboratory is a designated specialised DNA laboratory by the NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening Program and is a member of the UK Genetic Testing Network (UKGTN). For full details of the molecular genetic testing carried out see the Haemoglobinopathy Genetics User handbook.
Results for patients seen within the Trust are scanned onto CDR. Results from other referrers are faxed or posted depending on the urgency of the result.