Whole Genome Sequencing Testing In Haematological malignancy (inc.Young People)

Is my patient eligible?


To review patient eligibility please Check the National Genomic Test Directory

All  current versions of the resources associated with the request process are curated on NHS England Genomic website under the Genomics Resources tab

For ease of navigation direct links are in blocks on below.



Pathway guide for Haematological malignancy


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The Bristol Haemato-Oncology Diagnostic Service provides an integrated diagnostic process for investigation and reporting blood, bone marrow, lymph node and other tissue samples investigated for the presence of haematological malignancy.

The service satisfies the NICE improving outcomes guidance published in 2004 as a Specialist Integrated Haematological Malignancy Diagnostic Service (SIHMDS). The service is collocated with the South West Genomic Laboratory Hub based at North Bristol NHS Trust.

Requesting a WGS test in HaemOnc

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For sample information and transport options please see: Sample Requirements and Transport

Complete the two forms below and send to SWGLHexports@nbt.nhs.uk


NHS Genomic Medicine Service record of discussion form

Additional Forms

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All published forms can be found directly on the NHS Genomic Medicine Service Resources website.

For expediency we have directly linked to additional forms that may be required for specific circumstances in the conversation process:

NHS Genomic Medicine Service young persons' assent form

NHS Genomic Medicine Service genomic consultee declaration (adult requests only)

Below is the form for opt in and out to the National Genomic Research Library as part of the conversation process:

NHS Genomic Medicine Service participation in research form


WGS Clinical Guides

Biochemistry Clinical Guidelines

A short pathway guides for  the request process for Whole Genome Sequencing can be accessed in the drop down at the top of this page.

The HEE resource for guidance on elements of the consent conversation can be found here: 

Guide to requesting WGS in cancer

Genomics Education Programme Resources

There are many excellent education packages to support your genomic learning journey at HEE Genomics Educational Resources

For more targeted HEE Genomics Education resources to support Whole Genome Sequencing test pathway 

Whole Genome Sequence request need advice?

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If you require further information regarding genomic testing please contact the laboratory

Tel:0117 4146168 or SWGLHexports@nbt.nhs.uk

If you require support for navigating the pathway including completion of paperwork please contact the Genomic Healthcare Practitioners

email rduh.swgenomicpractitioner@nhs.net


Last updated 17th October 2023