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The Aberdeen Molecular genetics diagnostic laboratory is part of the Scottish Genetics Consortium (SGC). The SGC is funded by the National Service Division (NSD) to provide Molecular and Cytogenetic diagnostic testing for Scotland.

The consortium operates by concentrating particular specialist services and expertise in the regional laboratories. Specialist Molecular Diagnostic services based in Aberdeen include Cardiac Arrhythmias, Hyperlipidaemia, Breast Cancer and Peripheral Neuropathies. The Aberdeen Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory can also provide testing on samples from outside Scotland with prior agreement of the head of laboratory. These services will be charged at the appropriate rate for the particular test.

The Molecular Genetics Laboratory combines modern genetic testing with comprehensive interpretation of tests results by recognised experts to provide accurate and timely molecular tests for a range of genetic disorders.

The laboratory is open:    Monday to Friday
                                       09:00-17:00

There is no weekend, bank holiday or on-call service for out of hours work

Information

For more detailed information about the services offered and sample requirements refer to our Link opens in new windowUser Manual 2.5

Address

Department of Medical Genetics 
Polwarth Building 
Foresterhill
Aberdeen
AB25 2ZD
Tel: +44(0)1224550682
Fax: +44(0)1224551259

Staff Contacts

Dr Kevin Kelly
Head of Molecular Genetics and Consultant in Molecular Genetics
Department of Medical Genetics 
Polwarth Building 
Foresterhill
Aberdeen
AB25 2ZD
E-mail: kfkelly@nhs.net
Tel: +44(0)1224553888

Ms Caroline Clark
Deputy Head of Molecular Genetics
Department of Medical Genetics
Polwarth Building
Foresterhill
Aberdeen
AB25 2ZD
E-mail: carolineclark4@nhs.net
Tel: +44(0)1224559972