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Important Notice For Pathology Labs (June 2022):
Please note we do not accept pathology blocks for testing; these will be returned without processing. Please visit here for detailed information on sample requirements.
Important Notice (June 2022):
Due to the impact of large-scale transformation, increases in sample numbers and the long-standing impact of COVID-19 there may be delays in the reporting of laboratory results from the North West GLH at Manchester and Liverpool. Urgent test services continue to be prioritised. Please bear with us at this time and avoid contacting the laboratory for the results of routine genomic tests. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
Important Notice, ROS1 FISH testing (02/02/2022):
Due to a technical issue with the ROS1 FISH test, all ROS1 testing at the North West GLH Manchester is now being carried out using our next generation sequencing fusion panel. Please accept our apologies for the short notice. Thank you for your understanding.

The North West Genomic Laboratory Hub (GLH) is one of a network of seven GLHs across the country, which together forms the new national Genomic Medicine Service. Each GLH is responsible for coordinating services for a particular part of the country.

Please note that as of April 2021, the National Genomic Test Directories have gone live. For further information, please see the attached letters below for Rare Disease, Solid Tumour and Haematology Oncology.

The NW GLH has been implementing several quality improvements to align systems across the Liverpool and Manchester laboratory sites. Currently, we are rolling out a new standardised report style for services delivered by the NW GLH to improve consistency and uniformity of the information provided on our reports. Please note that the UKAS accreditation symbol does not feature on the report; it is displayed on our website (under ‘Accreditation’) along with relevant links to our schedule of accreditation. If you have any comments or queries regarding the new style of reports, please contact us.