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Liverpool Centre for Genomic Medicine (LCGM)

Covid-19 update:

The Liverpool Centre for Genomic Medicine is working hard to ensure that for all patients, that it is appropriate for, we offer a telephone or virtual clinic appointment during the Covid-19 pandemic. However, many of our patients will need to be seen in person and those patients will receive a letter to let them know that their appointment will be arranged once we are able to offer face to face appointments again.

For patients with rare diseases there is some excellent information leaflets available from the charity Unique: and from the British Society of Genomic Medicine:

The role of genetics in healthcare is one of the most rapidly expanding areas of development. Liverpool Women’s provides a regional genetics service known as the Merseyside and Cheshire Genetics Service - serving a population of around 2.8 million people across Merseyside, Cheshire and the Isle of Man.

It comprises our Liverpool Centre for Genomic Medicine (LCGM) service as well as our Laboratory Services. The telephone number on the top right hand side of this page relates to the Liverpool Centre for Genomic Medicine (LCGM) only. Please refer to the Health Professionals section for contact details for Laboratory Services.

If you are a Health Professional you can access referral information via the Health Professionals section.

What we do

Our main role is to diagnose and counsel families with possible or known inherited disorders. We receive referrals for families who have or at risk of a having a genetic condition. Our team of specialists support families by providing:

  • An accurate diagnosis
  • Information about how a genetic condition may develop
  • Assessments on the risk of transmitting a genetic condition 
  • Support for families with understandable information and counselling

Where we work

Liverpool Centre for Genomic Medicine (LCGM) and our Laboratory Services are located within the Crown Street site of Liverpool Women's. 

Just a little note to say thank you so very much for all your help and kindness during my gene testing. You were so understanding and reassuring and I really appreciate everything you have done.

- patient

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