The molecular section works alongside the other sections of the Wellington Regional Genetics Laboratory (WRGL), providing high quality DNA for downstream applications performed in our own laboratory and elsewhere. We also provide a DNA sendaway service for genetic testing which is unavailable in our laboratory.
We work closely with the rest of the laboratory and the clinical service (Genetic Health Service NZ) to provide the following diagnostic services:
The molecular section participates in a number of external quality assurance schemes managed by the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA), the European Molecular Genetics Quality Network (EMQN), Genomics Quality Assessment (GenQA) and the Cystic Fibrosis European Network. The laboratory adheres to international best practice guidelines for laboratory testing.
WRGL also facilitates access to the Percept NIPT test available from VCGS.