Sequencing

Cancer prevention, care and research in England – priorities for diagnostics, local care delivery and accessing innovation

Join the Westminster Health Forum’s online policy conference on Cancer prevention, care and research in England.   The agenda: Meeting national ambitions for cancer care, the impact of COVID-19 and priorities going forward Developing Cancer Alliances – progress, best practice and implementing five-year plans Priorities for cancer screening and prevention – accountability, accessibility and reducing …

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Genomic Practice for Genetic Counsellors

The fundamental aspects of genomics and bioinformatics that underpin clinical practice   The following topics will be covered: The role of genomics in healthcare Cancer genomics Cardiac genomics Testing in the real world Variant interpretation Functional studies and analysis Visualising and reporting genomic data The (future) role of genetic counsellors in genomic healthcare   Find …

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Genomic Technologies in Clinical Diagnostics: Next Generation Sequencing

Genomic Technologies in Clinical Diagnostics: Next Generation Sequencing   Understand new and established genomic sequencing technologies, and how to apply them in clinical practice. Join this free online course here!   Why join the course? Powerful new technologies have been driving forward immense and exciting changes in clinical practice. The days of peering down the microscope to …

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Genomic Technologies in Clinical Diagnostics: Molecular Techniques

Genomic Technologies in Clinical Diagnostics: Molecular Techniques   Learn how molecular genetic techniques are used to identify the genetic factors that contribute to the development of disease. Join this free online course here!   Why join the course? Powerful new technologies have been driving forward immense and exciting changes in clinical practice. The days of peering down …

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Webinar: Implementation of a Comprehensive NGS Oncology Panel including MSI and TMB Signatures

This webinar will provide a first-hand look at how a leading pathology lab implemented a next-generation sequencing panel to capture comprehensive molecular tumor profiles. As cancer genetics evolves and new clinical trials and data emerge, it has become increasingly critical to detect single nucleotide variants, insertions and deletions, as well as measuring copy number variations, …

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Webinar: Utilization of Multiple Molecular Testing Methodologies to Aid in Lung Cancer Patient Management

In the last few years several molecular testing methodologies — such as immunohistochemistry, PCR, and sequencing — have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to aid in the management of patients with lung cancer. In this webinar you’ll learn how these very different technologies serve specific needs and how creating a testing …

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Webinar: Bioinformatics Basics: Variant Calling Using High-Throughput Sequencing Data

High-throughput (or, next-generation) sequencing data analysis requires a specialized biological and computational skillset. Scientists are required to work with large and complex files, program pipelines, use powerful computer hardware, and interpret results in a statistical context. While some analytical frameworks can be quite involved, several core steps are repeated among analyses. This webinar will describe …

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Webinar: Validation and Internal QC of Clinical NGS to Support an Accredited Diagnostic Workflow

Speaker: Dr. Kevin Balbi Head of Bioinformatics Sarah Cannon Molecular Diagnostics   In this webinar, Kevin Balbi, head of bioinformatics at Sarah Cannon Molecular Diagnostics, will discuss the validation of targeted sequencing panels on the Ion Torrent platform using Horizon Discovery’s Tru-Q controls. He will also discuss how those controls are being used for ongoing …

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Whole Genome Sequencing: Decoding the Language of Life and Health

The free online course is aimed at healthcare professionals who have limited or no understanding of the sequencing process and the many varied uses of whole genome sequencing. Science undergraduates and non-specialists who want to learn more about sequencing and genomic medicine are also very welcome.

With any Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) test ordered, a Record of Discussion (RoD) form will also need to be submitted. This document is to record the patient’s consent for genomic testing and their choice on taking part in research. Guidance on the patient choice conversation can be found here
 
This RoD form will be available for clinicians to download from this webpage. Once completed with the patient, it can be send to the lab with the corresponding test order form and sample.
Tests available to order will be listed in the National Genomic Test Directory. A test order form will soon be made available for clinicians on this webpage to download and complete. This form will include the address of the laboratory that the appropriate sample and completed form needs to be sent to.

Until the new Genomic Laboratory Service goes live, please continue to follow existing test order processes.
 
From April 2019 the interactive test ordering tool will be integrated into the National Genomics Informatics System (NGIS) and clinicians will be able to directly order tests online.