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Laboratory Genetics

Laboratory Genetics forms part of the West of Scotland Centre for Genomic Medicine and is co-located with the Clinical Genetics Service at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow. The Laboratory provides a comprehensive diagnostic genetic service for the patients of the West of Scotland (population >2.7 million) and offers specialised testing to the whole of Scotland, the UK and overseas. 

The laboratory is a member of the Scottish Genetics Laboratories Consortium and the Scottish Molecular Pathology Consortium, with laboratories also located in Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh. The Laboratory Services are funded by National Services Division of NHS Scotland (NSD) and are commissioned to work together to provide a comprehensive genetics service to the patients of Scotland

Our Services

The department offers Germline and Somatic testing, full details of which can be found under the Information for Healthcare Professionals link.

Where to find us

Postal Address for correspondence and samples

West of Scotland Centre for Genomic Medicine

Laboratory Genetics

Level 2B Laboratory Medicine & FM Building

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Glasgow, G51 4TF

Contacting the Laboratory

For general enquiries please contact our Duty Scientist at

or telephone 0141 354 9300 (internal 59300)

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday, from 8.30am – 5.00pm

Saturday, from 9.00am – 12.00pm (sample receipt only)

A limited service will also be provided on public holidays except for Christmas Day and New Years Day when the department is closed

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