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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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The laboratory provides the following services (R codes relate to the NHS England National Genomic Test Directory).

  • R127 Long QT syndrome (LQTS)
  • R128 Brugada syndrome and cardiac sodium channel disease
  • R129 Catecholaminergic polymorphic VT (CPVT)
  • R130 Short QT syndrome (SQTS)
  • R131 Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)
  • R132 Dilated and arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (DCM)
  • R133 Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy
  • R134 Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • R135 Paediatric or syndromic cardiomyopathy
  • R138 Molecular autopsy following sudden unexplained death
  • R328 Progressive cardiac conduction disease

Testing for previously identified familial variants, as clinically appropriate, is available.


The laboratory is closely involved with the Watkins Research Group: Inherited Heart muscle Disease Group.

Further information on the cardiac genetics research undertaken by this group is available on the Radcliffe Department of Medicine Medical Sciences Division website.