Leeds Genetics Laboratory
The Leeds Genetics Laboratory incorporates Molecular Genetics, Cytogenetics and a Molecular Oncology Diagnostic Facility. The laboratory is supported by the Translational Genomics Unit. The service is based at St James’s Hospital and is part of the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
What We Do
The laboratory provides genetic analysis for inherited and acquired diseases for the population of Yorkshire. Services are also available nationally, as part of the UK Genetic Testing Network (UKGTN), and on an international basis.
The Laboratory is accredited by UKAS for its established services.
This website is aimed primarily at health workers as an information resource.
Changes to current service
In response to NHS England’s recent Strategy and Service Specification for the future of Genomics services in England, Newcastle Teaching Hospitals, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Sheffield Children’s Trust, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and NewGene have formed GeNEQ; an exciting collaboration to provide services for Genomics across Yorkshire and Humber and the North.
The Leeds Genetics Service will continue to receive samples, perform genomic tests and dispatch DNA samples for specialist testing to the appropriate laboratory, as part of GeNEQ. We will issue further information about the future genomic testing arrangements as it becomes available.
NHS England are currently producing the National Genomic Test Directory that will specify which genomic tests are commissioned by the NHS in England, the technology by which they are available, and the patients who will be eligible to access to a test. The final draft 2018/2019 National Genomic Test Directory for rare and inherited disorders and cancer can be accessed at https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/national-genomic-test-directories.
Changes to disease services
Change to format of oncology reports
Please note that from 01/01/18 solid tumour and molecular oncology results will be reported and integrated into cellular pathology reports. Separate reports from the Leeds Genetics Lab will no longer be issued.
0113 2065419 leedsth-tr.Cytogenetics@nhs.net
0113 2065205 email@example.com
Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm
For more information about schedules of our services covered under UKAS accreditation, please see
For more information about the scope of our work please visit the British Society for Genetic Medicine website.