Newcastle Laboratories

Genetics

Purpose

Northern Genetics Service (NGS) provides clinical and laboratory genetic services to people living in Tyne and Wear, Cumbria, Northumberland, County Durham and Teesside from its base at IGM and a satellite unit at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

NGS is part of the Integrated Laboratory Medicine Directorate of the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The main purpose of NGS is to provide comprehensive, fully integrated, high quality clinical and laboratory services that help reduce morbidity associated with genetic disease. The service aims to provide patients and other health professionals with the information necessary to facilitate decision making by individuals and families who have, or are at risk of, heritable disease.