Whole Genome Sequencing Testing for Solid tumours in 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.


One page pathway guide for WGS requests in Paediatric Oncology (non- neuro)

One page pathway guide for WGS requests in Paediatric Neurology Oncology

Acute Leukaemia in children, teenagers or young adults (>25 years)

Requesting a test for WGS in Solid tumours in Young People

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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?

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

Tel:0117 4146168 or mailto:nbn-tr.bglexportscientist@nhs.net

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 9th December 2022