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Genetic and molecular pathology laboratories

Published on 12 March 2024

Genetic testing services are delivered through four regional centres based in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow. These genetics laboratories collaborate through the Scottish Strategic Network for Genomic Medicine (SSNGM) to deliver an equitable, high-quality genetic testing service for Scotland. SSNGM laboratories provide both genetics and molecular pathology testing services.

What genetic and molecular pathology tests are on offer?

The SSNGM delivers a diverse and evolving range of tests, as the number of conditions which can be tested for is increasing. A number of 'core tests' take place in all four of the centres and other specialist tests might be performed in one or two laboratories for the whole Scottish population.

The SSNGM structure means that clinicians, scientists and commissioners have a national forum. Within this, they can consistently identify, evaluate and implement the most clinically viable and cost-effective approaches to genetic testing. The test directory contents and processes are currently under review by the SSNGM however, the most recent version of the directories can be found below for information.

Test Directories - Scottish Strategic Network for Genomic Medicine (

You can contact the SSNGM at