Your Private GP and Sexual Health Clinic in Canary Wharf

Genetic testing to understand your future risk

We offer genetic testing for cancer and or cardiac diseases

Dr Wayne Cottrell:

  • We can now offer genetic testing to our patients
  • Genetic testing can confirm or rule out a suspected underlying genetic condition
  • Armed with this knowledge you can lead a healthier lifestyle and make more informed decisions
  • A positive result can allow us to monitor our patient’s health more closely
  • A negative result can ease the worry of illness developing down the line
  • For many families with hereditary illnesses, genetic testing is a relief from uncertainty
  • We are offering diagnostic and carrier testing for both cancer and cardiac screening

Genetic Testing Procedure

  • Initial appointments last 30 minutes, during which time we take a history and a saliva sample
  • The next step is a free pre-test phone appointment, with a Genetic specialist to discuss the possible outcomes and ensure you understand what the process entails and that you want to go ahead
  • Once you give go ahead test will be sent off and results are expected between 4 and 5 weeks later
  • Results are shared electronically and you will get a follow up consultation with a genetic specialist if you tested positive, to advise re next steps


Looks for potentially cancer-causing mutations in your genes, which helps determine an individual’s risk of cancer.

Our tests cover 8 different types of cancer :

  • Breast
  • Ovarian
  • Uterine
  • Colorectal
  • Melanoma
  • Pancreatic
  • Stomach
  • Prostate


    Analysis of 77 genes that are associated with hereditary heart defects, to determine your risk factors for defects such as:

  • Arteriopathies
  • Arrhythmias
  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Hereditary high blood pressure
  • Genetic high cholesterol
Dr Wayne Cottrell will be back in the clinic from 18 October and the clinic will be open every weekday from that date

Canada Place Shopping Mall
34 North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
E14 5HX

0203 197 9100

Monday: 11:00-17:30
Tuesday: 11:00-17:30
Wednesday: 09:30-17:30
Thursday: 11:00-14.30
Friday: 11:00-13.30
Saturday: 11:30-15:00