Haemoglobinopathy genetics 

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 and genotyping for haemoglobinopathies. 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. The molecular service is now provided as a joint venture with UCLH and Health Service Laboratories.

Access to Patient Results

Results for patients seen within the Trust are scanned onto CDR under documents/Dr Petrou. Results from other referrers are emailed, faxed or posted depending on the urgency of the result.

 Contact details

Haemoglobinopathy genetics
Haemoglobinopathy Genetics: Molecular Genetics Laboratory:
The Halo Building
Flaxman Terrace
London WC1H 9AZ
Other information

Clinical and Laboratory Enquiries
 020 3447 9458
Fax: 020 3447 9864

Clinical Enquiries: Dr. Mary Petrou 
Email: mary.petrou@nhs.net

Laboratory Operational Enquiries: Health Service Laboratories: Andrew Levett
Main Tel +44 (0) 20 7307 7409 Ext: 3501

Service manager - Debbie Mann
Email: debbie.mann1@nhs.net

 User handbook

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