How do I order a test, how long will it take, and what will it cost?

Relevant details relating to individual tests are given below, however please note the following points before proceeding further:

  • Whilst we are happy to provide technical advice and logistical assistance to members of the public, we can only accept referrals from appropriate registered healthcare professionals. Original copies of all analytical reports will always be sent to these referring individuals to ensure that the test results and any treatment implications are suitably discussed with you upon receipt.
  • List prices for all our current tests are stated below, although bulk purchasers, such NHS Hospitals/Trusts and other healthcare institutions/organisations should contact us to discuss specific pricing and service level agreement (SLA) terms.
  • There is no charge for pre-analytical assessment, hence any rejected specimens are handled and returned without cost. All samples accepted for processing will usually be charged at the full rates specified as we cannot be responsible for assay failures arising from local tissue handling procedures (e.g. excessive fixation / acid de-calcification) beyond our control.
  • With regards to who pays for tests, many of our cases our already referred to us by NHS hospitals around the UK, although individual eligibility may depend both on cancer type and whether or not we are already a service provider to your local NHS Trust. Costs may also be covered under private medical insurance policies or you can opt to self-pay.
  • Greater than 95% of samples are consistently reported (click here to see live data) within the specified target turn-around times (TATs), but sometimes factors beyond our control mean that tests need to be repeated or that additional information and/or material is required before the analysis can commence. Such samples will always be reported as quickly as possible but may exceed target turn round times. Additionally, some samples may not meet the minimum requirements to be eligible for analysis, meaning that unfortunately they will have to be returned untested. To minimise the risk of this, please take a look at our full sample requirements page.

NGS Based multi-gene tests

How do I order?
Download our referral form, complete it in full and send it to us with the specimen for analysis.

What are the sample requirements?
>5% Tumour (proportion of nucleated cells), although please check our sample requirements page for full details.

How long before I get the results?
Typically 7-10 working days from the point we receive the sample.

How much will it cost?
MGP-1 (£750), MGP-2 (£1000), MGP-3 (£1250)

What will the results look like?
Click here to download a sample report.

Rapid turnaround single gene tests

How do I order?
Download our referral form, complete it in full and send it to us with the specimen for analysis.

What are the sample requirements?
>10% Tumour (proportion of nucleated cells), although please check our sample requirements page for full details.

How long before I get the results?
We will deliver results within 2 working days of receipt.

How much will it cost?
CRC Screen – KRAS + NRAS/BRAF if KRAS -ve (£500), EGFR (£500), BRAF (£250)

What will the results look like?
Click to download a sample EGFR, BRAF or Colorectal Screen report.

Standard turnaround single gene tests

How do I order?
Download our referral form, complete it in full and send it to us with the specimen for analysis.

What are the sample requirements?
>10% Tumour (proportion of nucleated cells), although please check our sample requirements page for full details.

How long before I get the results?
Typically 5-6 working days from the point we receive the sample.

How much will it cost?
BRAF (£140)

What will the results look like?
Click here to download a sample report.

Micro-Satellite Instability (MSI) analysis

How do I order?
Download our referral form (MSI only or Lynch Screen), complete it in full and send it to us with the specimen for analysis.

What are the sample requirements?
>30% Tumour (proportion of nucleated cells), although please check our sample requirements page for full details.

How long before I get the results?
Typically 5-6 working days from the point we receive the sample.

How much will it cost?
MSI (£180)

What will the results look like?
Click here to download a sample report.

Plasma based ctDNA EGFR analysis

Unfortunately, this assay has been discontinued, please contact us if need assistance finding an alternative service provider. 

MLH1 promoter methylation analysis

How do I order?
Download our referral form (MLH1 only or Lynch Screen), complete it in full and send it to us with the specimen for analysis.

What are the sample requirements?
>30% Tumour (proportion of nucleated cells), although please check our sample requirements page for full details.

How long before I get the results?
Typically 5-6 working days from the point we receive the sample.

How much will it cost?
MSI (£180)

What will the results look like?
Click here to download a sample report.

Endopredict Test (Myriad Genetics)

How do I order?
Download our referral form, complete it in full and send it to us with the specimen for analysis.

What are the sample requirements?
>30% Tumour (by area), ER positive, HER2 negative with known tumour size & 3 or fewer positive lymph nodes, although please check our sample requirements page for full details.

How long before I get the results?
Typically 3-4 working days from the point we receive the sample.

How much will it cost?
Endopredict (£1,650)

What will the results look like?
Click here to download a sample report.

B & T cell clonality analysis

How do I order?
Download our referral form, complete it in full and send it to us with the specimen for analysis..

What are the sample requirements?
All common histology/cytology specimens with a significant lymphocyte component, although please check our sample requirements page for full details.

How long before I get the results?
Typically 8-10 working days from the point we receive the sample.

How much will it cost?
B Cell (£400), T Cell  (£400), Combined B&T Cell (£750)

What will the results look like?
Click here to download a sample report.