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Alert Coronavirus / COVID-19

If you have a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell, do not come to our hospitals. Follow the national advice on coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please find information on our services and visiting restrictions in our COVID-19 section.

Patients and visitors must wear a face covering in our hospitals.

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Referral forms

A fully completed referral form should accompany each sample and some referrals also require a pre-referral form.

Referral forms must be legible (it is possible to type the information into the available PDFs) and provide:

  • patient's full name
  • date of birth and NHS / hospital number
  • patient's postcode
  • name and address for invoicing for non-NHS referrals
  • full name and address of referring clinician
  • referral reason and test/s required
  • information regarding any known or suspected infection risks (e.g. HIV / Hep B & C / TB) must be clearly documented

Referral forms

Pre-referral forms

Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS)

Referral forms and sample requirements for whole genome sequencing are available on the following website:

West Midlands Regional Genetics Laboratory -

Specific queries about WGS


Last reviewed:17 January 2022