Bristol Genetics Laboratory Useful Links

Below is a selection of links to external websites that visitors might find useful.

Clinical Genetics
Our local Clinical Genetics department at the United Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust.

UK Genetics Testing Network
Collaborative group of genetic testing laboratories. Searchable online database of UKGTN laboratories and tests provided.

West of England Genomic Medicine Centre Bristol Genetics Laboratory is the laboratory services provider for the West Of England Genomic Medicine Centre.  The West of England Genomic Medicine Centre (WEGMC) has been set up with the aim to provide a Genomic Medicine Centre (GMC) service to the population in Bristol and parts of Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire. It is part of the Government’s 100,000 Genomes Project.
Orphanet is a database portal of information on rare diseases and laboratory services available. Its aim is to contribute to the improvement of the diagnosis, care and treatment of patients with rare diseases.
GeneTests Web site is a medical genetics information resource developed for physicians, other healthcare providers, and researchers. Searchable online database of international laboratories and tests provided.

European Directory of Molecular Genetics Laboratories
European directory giving lists of disorders for which genetic analysis is undertaken.

British Society for Genetics Medicine
Independent body representing UK human genetics professionals.

Association for Clinical Genomic Science
UK professional association established from merger of the Association for Clinical Cytogenetics and the Clinical Molecular Genetics Society with the vision of bringing together scientists working within genetics into one professional association, for the promotion and advancement, study, education, innovation and development and practice of clinical genomics science.

Royal college of pathologists
Professional organisation concerned with all matters relating to the science and practice of pathology.

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man
Catalogue of human genes and genetic disorders. Contains textual information, references and links.

Contact a family
Charity supporting families of children with disabilities.

Charity supporting families with rare chromosomal disorders.

Genetic Alliance
National alliance of patient organisations supporting families affected by genetic disorders.

Last Updated:  15th January 2019 

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.