UKGTN Reports

The UKGTN has published reports on a number of key work items which are available for download here.

Testing Criteria Development

Testing Criteria are developed for all new tests that are evaluated by the Genetic Testing Evaluation process.  The concept of Testing Criteria was developed in 2005 to provide referral guidelines for genetic diagnosis for each new test by indicating clinical features of the genetic condition and the types of referrers expected to order the test. A wide range of genetic testing has been available prior to the introduction of Testing Criteria and the UKGTN has an intention to develop Testing Criteria for all the tests that it lists. The process to develop Testing Criteria for tests available prior to 2005 is by workshop for the high volume tests that are available from a large number of laboratories or by collaboration with the current providers. Reports from the workshops are available here.

Commissioning Support

Reports are available from workshops/conferences/audits that are intended to directly support or inform the commissioning of genetics services in the NHS.

UKGTN Molecular Genetic Test Activity Rates in the United Kingdom

On an annual basis the UKGTN collects activity data from member laboratories to calculate rates of genetic testing for the UK population.  The rates are based on healthcare commissioning boundaries e.g. by clinical commissioning groups and are compared and reviewed to inform levels of provision and future service developments.


All other reports are available here.