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Molecular Genetics Laboratory

The Molecular Genetics Laboratory ('DNA Lab') provides core rare disease and cancer services, as well as a number of specialised services (Cardiology, Endocrinology, Eyes, Non-malignant Haematology, Mitochondrial, Musculoskeletal, and Neurology). As a Genomic Medicine Service provider, we are in the process of implementing the National Test Directory. The laboratory also offers services overseas and to private patients.

A list of Current Disease Services is available to download here (pdf)

Research and development

The DNA Lab has a number of research collaborations mainly involved in translating research into clinical practice. These include:

  • Oxford NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (OxfordBRC) - a partnership between Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Oxford - for sudden cardiac death syndrome and retinal degeneration
  • Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (WIMM) - congenital myasthenic syndromes, craniofacial syndromes and skeletal dysplasias
  • Nuffield Department of Women’s & Reproductive Health (WRH) - mitochondrial disorders
  • Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM) - endocrine disorders.

Laboratory links

Contact details for the laboratory can be found on our Home Page

Last updated 27 May 2020 by Claire Scott