Bristol Genetics Laboratory (BGL)

Genetics A-Z of Services

Full list of services at Bristol Genetics Laboratory (BGL).

Molecular Genetics

The Bristol Genetics Laboratory (BGL) provides testing for a large number of genetic disorders.


A basic overview of the Cytogenetic services offered at Bristol Genetics Laboratory (BGL).

Contact BGL

Contact Bristol Genetics Laboratory (BGL) enquiries telephone: 0117 41461680117 4146167, 0117 4146174

Bristol Genetics Laboratory

Bristol Genetics Laboratory
Pathology Sciences
Southmead Hospital
BS10 5NB

Enquiries telephone: 0117 41461680117 41461670117 4146174

MRD Service telephone: 0117 4146173
Email: Professor Rachel Butler, FRCPath, Consultant Clinical Scientist, at


Bristol Genetics Laboratory Opening Times

Laboratory opening times: 8.30am – 6pm Monday to Friday
The laboratory does not offer an out of hours service.

For general results and enquiries telephone 0117 4146168 or 0117 4146174 or 0117 4146167.

Outside these hours senior staff may be contacted for urgent enquiries, via Southmead Hospital switchboard telephone 0117 9505050.

Important Notice for Genetics Service Users

Important notice to genetics service users regarding NHSE commissioning and requesting of genomic tests (national genomic test directory) from 1st October 2018

Test Information

Test information

Includes details of sample types, volumes, special precautions, turnaround times & reference ranges.