Genetic Testing

Genetic Testing at Royal Brompton Hospital Based at Royal Brompton Hospital in London, the Clinical Genetics and Genomics laboratory offers diagnostic genetic testing for families and individuals at risk of inherited cardiac and respiratory disease. We currently offer next-generation sequencing (NGS), including copy number variant analysis, to improve the diagnosis of both inherited cardiac and respiratory conditions (ICC and IRC respectively), This includes genetic testing for cystic fibrosis (CF), aortopathies, vasculopathies and familial hypercholesterolaemia. The laboratory is a UKAS-accredited medical laboratory (ISO15189:2012), for further details please refer to our schedule of accreditation. The laboratory actively participates in European Molecular Genetics Quality Network (EMQN) and UK National External Quality Assessment Service (NEQAS) Quality Assurance schemes.

The laboratory works with clinical geneticists, specialist physicians from a wide range of medical specialities and an advanced nursing team, who are all based at the Trust. This ensures that patients receive professional advice, both before testing is offered and after a result has been issued.

The work of the clinical group is closely aligned to academic research groups in the Trust’s cardiac and respiratory biomedical research units and Imperial College London.

The laboratory’s pages on Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s website detail information on how to refer your private patients for genetic testing and further information on ICCs for patients. 

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Molecular genetic tests

About our reports

Sending a sample to the laboratory 

About inherited cardiac conditions 

About the team

Request for molecular genetic analysis for ICC – private referral form

To contact the laboratory directly, please use the details below:

Telephone: +44(0)207 352 8121, ext 3009

Email: For referral forms/patient data    For general inquiries