New UKGTN Genetic Test Recommendations for NHS Service from 2014

Written by Jacqui Hoyle on 1 October 2013

The UKGTN Clinical and Scientific Advisory Group (CSAG) met on September 26th 2013 and has recommended 60 new tests for NHS service from April 2014 of which:

  • 53 are prescribed services and 7 are within Highly Specialised Services
  • 18 were evaluated through the very rare disease process (less than 20 index cases a year and less than £5000 annual costs for index cases)
  • 12 are new panel tests that use Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)

Please access this summary report for further details of these recommendations.  Further information of the 60 new tests including the provider lab is listed in this table.  The test service information, Gene Dossiers and Testing Criteria will be uploaded to the on-line database by the end of December 2013.