The molecular genetics laboratory at UCLH is a national centre for the genetic diagnosis of haemoglobin disorders, including prenatal diagnosis. The laboratory also provides an international service for prenatal diagnosis and genotyping for haemoglobinopathies. The molecular genetics laboratory is designated as a specialised DNA laboratory by the NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening Program. For full details of the molecular genetic testing carried out see the Haemoglobinopathy Genetics User handbook.

The molecular service is provided as a joint venture with UCLH and Health Service Laboratories. It is currently located at The Halo Building, 5th Floor, Molecular Pathology, 1 Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9AJ.

Access to patient results

Results for patients seen within UCLH are currently scanned onto our Epic patient record system under media. Results from other referrers are emailed, faxed or posted as requested.

Other contact information

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

Clinical Enquiries: Dr. Mary Petrou 
Telephone: 020 3447 9458


Haemoglobinopathy Genetics Centre
Fetal Medicine Unit
1st Floor, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing
25 Grafton Way