Genetics laboratories

Cambridge University Hospitals

The genetics laboratories offer cytogenetic (chromosome) and molecular genetic (DNA) analysis.

The laboratories are located within purpose built facilities (built 2007), and are rapidly expanding with more than 40 staff consisting of clinical scientists, biomedical scientists, pre-registration scientists, genetic technologists and administration staff.

Services and tests

Full details of all tests offered, costs and reporting times

Sample requirements and test request card

Information about labeling and paperwork

Private patients

We welcome testing for patients outside of the UK and National Health Service

DNA extraction and sequencing

Additional services are available for clinical and research groups

CPAClinical Pathology
Accreditation (UK)
Reference no: 1275

Key contacts

Contact cytogenetics:
01223 348 711
Fax: 01223 348 712

Contact molecular genetics:
01223 348 866
Fax: 01223 348 870

Please note: we do not report results via the telephone.

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