The WRGL is part of the Central and South Genomics Laboratory Hub and is based at Salisbury District Hospital. We provide an accredited genetics and genomics service for a core population of 3 million in the South Central (formerly Wessex) region of England, as well as specialist testing for other centres as part of the NHS Genomic Medicine Service (GMS) . We accept samples referred by health care professionals from the UK or abroad, and offer high-quality testing, interpretation and reporting for a wide range of genetic conditions. The laboratory is ISO15189 accredited and is directed by Professor Nick Cross MA PhD FRCPath
We work in conjunction with the Wessex Clinical Genetics Service (WCGS) based at Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton and undertake basic and applied research as part of the University of Southampton.
Sample acceptance policy during the COVID-19 pandemic
Please click here for updated guidance on the prioritisation of genomic testing at WRGL
Our staff at Salisbury District Hospital have long been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment they provide for our patients and for their innovation, commitment and professionalism. This has been recognised in a wide range of achievements and it is reflected in our award of NHS Foundation Trust status. This is afforded to hospitals that provide the highest standards of care.