The National Genomic Laboratory Network

NHS England began a major reorganisation of the genetic laboratory network in England in 2018 with the aim of improving genomic testing in the NHS through standardisation, increasing capacity, acceleration of uptake of new technologies and by improving equity of patient access.


  • All English Genomic laboratory services are now consolidated into a network of seven Genomic Laboratory Hubs (GLH) each hosted by an acute NHS Trust.


  • The GLHs provide core rare disease and cancer genomic testing services for NHS patients in their geographical region. GLHs also provide specialist rare disease and cancer genomic testing for more than one region according to their areas of expertise.


This page was last updated 20:19 Tuesday 8th March 2022

maps of England with names of genomic services