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Genetics lab

Sheffield Diagnostic Genetics Service

Sheffield Diagnostic Genetics Service (SDGS) includes both cytogenetic and molecular genetic disciplines. We deliver first-class genetic analysis services to the UK and internationally for a wide variety of inherited and acquired genetic disorders. 

The Laboratory holds full CPA Accreditation, is a member of the UK Genetic Testing Network (UKGTN) and participates in external quality assessment schemes UK NEQAS and EMQN.

Please note that Clinical Genetics is a separate area of genetics at the hospital which helps diagnose conditions and supports patients and families with one to one consultations.

SDGS services

Sending samples and important information

Documents and forms

Reporting times

Our reporting times are based on the recommendations of the Association for Clinical Genetic Science or on specific Service Level Agreements.

Quarterly audit presentations, based on overall reporting times for our specific service groups, are available to download below:

Download: Reporting times Q3 2016/17 (PDF)

Contact us

Please note that test results and the progress of results can only be communicated to the referring clinician and not to any other parties. This is the departmental policy and all staff are required to adhere to this.

Head of Service: Professor Ann Dalton

Sheffield Diagnostic Genetics Service
C Floor Blue Wing
Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Western Bank
S10 2TH

Telephone: 0114 271 7014

Opening times: 9am - 5.30pm

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