West Midlands Regional Genetics Laboratory
About the laboratory
The West Midlands Regional Genetics Laboratory (WMRGL) is the largest genomics facility in the UK and lead provider for one of the seven Genomic Laboratory Hubs (GLH) in England, the Central and South Genomic Laboratory Hub (C&S GLH).
The C&S GLH is hosted by Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust (BWC) and serves 11 million people across a large geography. Working in partnership with four major acute Trusts and their Local Genomic Laboratories (LGLs) the GLH covers the West Midlands, Oxford and Wessex areas. The C&S GLH is commissioned by NHS England for the provision of all genomic testing for the geography. The GLH is also part of the Central and South Genomic Medicine Alliance (C&S GMSA) working in close collaboration with broad range of medical specialities including Clinical Genetics, Nursing and Midwifery, Pharmacy as well as associated universities, charities, patient groups and industry to continue to develop and innovate the appliance of genomics for patients. Please see the Central South Genomics website for further information.
The C & S GLH aims to provide equitable access to genomic testing for patients within our geography and beyond.
WMRGL is a UKAS ISO 15189:2012 accredited laboratory. For more information you can visit our dedicated quality page.
The laboratory is aligned with patient pathways with two overarching clinical programs:
Genomic Test Request Forms
Whole Genome Sequencing Forms
Laboratory Opening Times
Monday to Friday 07:00 - 18:00
Saturday 09:00 - 14:00
Samples received outside these hours may be temporarily stored at ambient temperature.
Usual office hours for telephone enquiries are 09:00 – 17:00, Monday – Friday. An answer phone operates outside these times.