The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Non-NHS England and Private Patients

Referrals from outside NHS England are accepted for testing from an appropriate referrer according to the scope of tests offered by the laboratory and the National genomics test directory. Please contact the laboratory to discuss testing requirements.


Please contact the laboratory for current testing costs.

Self-funded tests

For patients who are not eligible for genetic testing via the NHS and wish to fund their own testing, we do accept private referrals from an appropriate referring clinician.

When to pay

We require payment to be made in full prior to release of laboratory reports.*

How to pay and methods of payment accepted

Please complete the self-funded test form in full and send it together with the sample request form and specimen at the time of referral. We accept credit/debit card payments.

We accept credit/debit card payments either by telephone or online. Please note we are unable to make direct claims for payment from Private Medical Insurers. If the patient wishes to submit a claim to their own insurance provider we can provide confirmation of payment once the payment has been made in full. Any claims made are the responsibility of the patient.

On receipt of a sample and appropriate request and payment forms we will contact the patient funding the test supplying step-by-step instructions, together with a unique reference number which should be quoted on all further correspondence.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you encounter any problems with using this system.

*(Please refer to the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust terms and conditions for self-funding patients on the Private Patients website page)