Recruit a Patient
Testing using the “Genetic Obesity Syndrome Panel” will be performed by the NHS Genetics Lab based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, so please now send patient DNA through this route.
|Genetic Obesity Syndrome Panel request card (download pdf)|
|Clinical Guidelines for the management of childhood obesity (download pdf)|
Due to the availability of the “Genetic Obesity Syndrome Panel” we will no longer be accepting new referrals to the Genetics of Obesity Study from UK referrers.
Referrers from outside the UK
We require some clinical and anthropometric information and blood samples from the patient, affected siblings and parents for DNA extraction. In addition the patient should also be consented for whole exome sequencing to allow us to move quickly to exome sequencing if your patient does not have a mutation identified in a known obesity gene.
If you have any questions about the suitability of a patient, which samples to send, how to send them or any other questions, please contact us
Please find below the clinical questionnaire, whole exome sequencing consent form and information sheet required for referring your patient.
|GOOS clinical questionnaire (download pdf)|
|Whole exome sequencing consent form (download pdf)|
|Whole exome sequencing information sheet (download pdf)|