The All Wales Medical Genomics Service (AWMGS) is an NHS organisation, providing comprehensive diagnostic testing and clinical services including genetic counselling to people who are living with, or are concerned about cancer and rare genetic conditions.
Clinical Genetics services are provided by a team of clinical genetics doctors, genetic counsellors, family history coordinators and administrators. Largely an outpatient specialty, patients are seen in outpatient clinics across Wales and can access telephone and virtual consultations. Adults and children are also seen during an inpatient stay in hospital where appropriate.
The principle activities of clinical genetics include:
The Clinical Genetics Service plays an important role in liaison with primary and secondary care services, and also in the education of other professional staff across the NHS in Wales.
The All Wales Genomics Laboratory delivers a comprehensive range of genetic testing services for both rare disease (germline) and cancer to the Welsh population, UK and internationally. Our diagnostic services are accredited by UKAS (ISO15189:2012), and the laboratory participates in external quality assessment schemes UK NEQAS, GENQA and EMQN to ensure we deliver outstanding services for our patients.
The laboratory provides a wide spectrum of services including:
For our full current suite of tests we provide, please visit our website.
We work very closely with academic and industry partners to help ensure that we deliver cutting edge, relevant and high quality services.
We also work closely with our clinical genetics counselling service so that patients receive suitable advice both before and after testing. For more information on either Clinical Genetics or our Laboratory services, please visit the All Wales Medical Genomics website.