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BHF and UKGTN Report: The new cardiac genetic testing panels: implications for the clinical cardiologist

On 8th June 2015, the UK Genetic Testing Network (UKGTN) co-hosted, with the British Heart Foundation (BHF), two sessions at the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) annual conference, which was held in Manchester. This report summarises the details of the presentations and the discussions that took place.

NHS Genetics Services – the UK Catalogue

In April 2014, the UKGTN and Healthcare UK held a joint workshop to explore international opportunities for genetic services. Healthcare UK works across the Departments of Trade and Industry and Health to promote UK business...

Workload measurement for diagnostic molecular genetics

Susan Stenhouse

The Bulletin of The Royal College of Pathologists 155 168-170 2011

How can genetic tests be evaluated for clinical use? Experience of the UK Genetic Testing Network

Dr Mark Kroese

European Journal of Human Genetics (2007), 1–5

Mark Kroese, Ron L Zimmern , Peter Farndon , Fiona Stewart and Joanne Whittaker

The UK Department of Health supported the establishment of the UK Genetic Testing Network (UKGTN) in 2002. The UKGTN is a collaborative network of NHS molecular genetic laboratories that offer tests for human single gene germ-line disorders. Its objective is to provide high quality and equitable services for patients and their families who require genetic advice, diagnosis and management. The UKGTN has developed a ‘Gene Dossier’ process to evaluate genetic tests and recommend which tests will be provided by the National Health Service. This paper describes the UKGTN organisation and the ‘Gene Dossier’ process. A brief review of the UKGTN genetic test evaluation experience is presented.