St George’s Genomics Service
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The St George’s Genomics Service is based in St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and is part of the South East Genomics Laboratory Hub (SEGLH) .
St George’s Genomics Service works with the other laboratories in this network to provide a comprehensive diagnostic analytical and reporting service for a range of genetic disorders as specified in the NHS Test Directory: https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/national-genomic-test-directories/.
The St George’s Genomics Service is a UKAS accredited medical laboratory, No. 8127. On-site processing, analysis and reporting of NIPT (non-invasive prenatal testing) maternal blood samples is carried out via the SAFE Test Laboratory, in collaboration with the St George’s Fetal Medicine Unit (FMU). All other sample processing is carried out at the Synnovis Genetics Laboratory, a UKAS accredited medical laboratory (No.8688), located at Guy’s Hospital, with data analysis and reporting carried out by St George’s Genomics Service.
The delivery of our genomic services is underpinned and greatly assisted by the use of our own innovative IT informatic solutions:
- GeneWorks – a laboratory and clinical service end-to-end genomic informatics management system.
- Family History Questionnaire Service (FHQS) – a cloud hosted, patient facing questionnaire application enabling efficient collection of personal and family history generating pedigree charts and tabulated forms to aid clinical review.
Should you have any queries or would like to discuss the use of either of these digital IT systems, please contact the St George’s Genomics Service.
General email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SAFE test email: email@example.com
Telephone: 020 8725 5864/5874 (email enquiries are preferred wherever possible)
Address: Jenner Wing Lower ground floor, Medical School Building, St George’s University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London, SW17 0RE
Please note: All non-NIPT samples should sent directly to: Genetics Laboratories, 5th Floor, Tower Wing, Guy’s Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London, SE1 9RT
Unfortunately, St George’s Genomics Service does not have access to information stored at the Guy’s hospital site and are unable to answer queries regarding sample receipt or accept test activations. In these cases, please contact Synnovis directly:
firstname.lastname@example.org / T: 020 7188 2582/1696
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
- John Short – Service Lead
- Charlene Crosby – Deputy Service Lead
- Kelly Price – Operational Lead/Quality Manager
- Eva Moldes Beiro – NIPT Laboratory Manager
- Medard Hadonou
- Laura Cobbold
- Juan Carlos Del Rey Jimenez
- Bethan Frugtniet
Pre-Registration Scientists/Support Analysts
- Tariku Tadiso
- Shumana Begum
- Julita Jaudzemaite
- Katie Cox
NIPT Midwife Coordinators
- Joanne Hargrave
- Anne Shurlock
- Oliver Morgan
- Suzanne Siwoky
- Safigje Buzi
- Nicola Jackson
- Sandeep Bele
SEGLH non-WGS referral form: https://southeastgenomics.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/SE-GLH-Non-WGS-Genetic-Test-Request-Form-March-2022.pdf
SEGLH WGS referral form: https://southeastgenomics.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/WGS-TOF.pdf
For SAFE laboratory NIPT referrals please contact the SAFE test directly using the contact details provided.
SGGS monitors adherence to national turnaround times, for all referrals reported by this service. Current average compliance for SGGS reported results only, is shown below:
|Turnaround Times (2022-23)||Average Reports in TAT|
|Targeted Mutation Testing||40%|
|URGENT DNA Small NGS panels (<10 genes)||38%|
|DNA Small NGS panels (<10 genes)||41%|
|DNA Large panel (>10genes) + WGS NGS||11%|
|Overall TAT performance||35%|
|Correct as of 31/01/2023|