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Genetics Laboratories

The Oxford Genetics Laboratories comprise two closely integrated laboratories, the Molecular Genetics Laboratory and the Cytogenetics Laboratory.

Molecular geneticists investigate specific diseases at the gene level by analysing the DNA. Cytogeneticists use a full spectrum of cytogenetic and molecular cytogenetic investigations to screen for constitutional and acquired chromosome abnormalities.

The laboratories offer a regional service and test patients from Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and parts of Northamptonshire and Wiltshire. Both laboratories work in close collaboration with clinicians from a range of specialties including clinical genetics, paediatrics, obstetrics, haematology and neurology.

The Molecular Genetics Laboratory also provides a national and international service for a number of specialist disease areas.

The service is UKAS accredited to ISO15189:2012. Please click below to view the complete schedule of accredited service offered by this laboratory.
Oxford Medical Genetics Laboratories Schedule of Accreditation

The Oxford Genetics Laboratories have recently undertaken a survey of its users of the Array CGH Service. The summary of the results and actions can be found here:
Array CGH survey summary

A fully completed referral card should accompany each sample

Find us and contact us

Both laboratories are located at the Churchill Hospital.

Normal operational hours are:

  • Genetics Laboratory
    9.00am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

Address

  • Oxford Genetics Laboratories
    Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    The Churchill Hospital
    Oxford, OX3 7LE

Key contact numbers

Emergency out of hours contact can be made via the hospital switchboard: 0300 304 7777.

Last updated: 18 October 2017 by Claire Scott.

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