ArrayCGH Technology as a First-Line Test for Postnatal Referrals with Developmental Delay/Learning Disabilities

Written by J Hoyle on 30 November 2009

ArrayCGH is recognised as a rapidly emerging technology capable of replacing standard diagnostic methodologies and enhancing NHS diagnostic services.  In order to faciliatate the implementation of arrayCGH technology for genetic testing of developmental delay/learning disabilities into the NHS, the UKGTN invited specialised services commissioners, directors of NHS cytogenetic laboratories and a patient group representative (UNIQUE) to an expert workshop in November 2009.  The workshop included presentations from international and national experts and test perfomance results from UK laboratories.  The UKGTN commissioned the PHG Foundation to compile a report of the key outcomes of the workshop. the report is available to download below.