Newcastle Laboratories


Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust hosts clinical and laboratory genetics services for 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.

Our services are part of the Integrated Laboratory Medicine Directorate of the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Our services provide comprehensive, fully integrated, high quality clinical and laboratory services that help reduce morbidity associated with inherited medical conditions.

We 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, an inherited medical condition.

Please select ‘Clinical Services’ or ‘Laboratory Services’ from the left hand column. If you can’t find what you are looking for, you’ll find our contact details by clicking ‘Contact us’.

PLEASE NOTE : Genetics information regarding services during COVID19 pandemic 

Patient Advice

Patient advice regarding COVID19

Info Sheet 1: An overview of Coronavirus (Covid-19) and rare disease

Info Sheet 2: What makes a person more vulnerable to Covid19?

Info Sheet 3: Understanding your risk from Covid19 if you have a rare disease

Info sheet 4: What should I do if I am an extremely vulnerable person?

Info sheet 5: What to do if you have symptoms that could be due to COVID-19?

Info sheet 6: I am worried about letting my carer/ my child’s carers into my home –what shall I do?

Clinical Documents

General Recommendations when assessing a neuromuscular patient positive for COVID-19

Laboratory Communication

Laboratory user letter issued 23/3/2020

Laboratory user letter issued 09/4/2020

Laboratory user letter issued 21/01/2021