Newcastle Laboratories

Northern Genetics Service

Purpose

Northern Genetics Service (NGS) provides clinical and laboratory genetic services to just over three million 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 a directorate of the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and is one of 26 regional NHS genetics centres which cover the UK.

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.

For more information on the Northern Genetics Service please click the link below:

 

http://www.newcastle-hospitals.org.uk/services/northern-genetics.aspx