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