Mayo Clinic Genetic Counselors Publish Book, Practical Genetic Counseling for the Laboratory

screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-9-52-55-amMayo Clinic genetic counselors recently published a book, Practical Genetic Counseling for the Laboratorydescribed as an essential manual for the future of genetic counseling.

The book is the first to codify the theory and practice of laboratory genetic counseling in an accessible and comprehensive format. With contributions from laboratorians, geneticists, and genetic counselors from more than 30 institutions, it offers a manual of standards and practices that will benefit students and counselors at any career stage. Topical coverage includes:

  • Interpretation of genetic tests, including those specific to biochemical genetics, cytogenetics, molecular genetics, and prenatal screening.
  • Practical guidelines for test utilization, test development, and laboratory case management.
  • Elements for education and training in the laboratory.
  • Counseling skills, including the consideration of ethical dilemmas, nonclinical considerations, including sales and publishing.

Congratulations to all of our Mayo Clinic genetic counselors, editors, and contributors, including:

  • McKinsey Goodenberger, C.G.C., Genetic Counselor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
  • Brittany Thomas, C.G.C., Genetic Counselor Supervisor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
  • Teresa Kruisselbrink, C.G.C., Genetic Counselor Supervisor at Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine in Rochester.
  • Jessica Balcom, C.G.C., Genetic Counselor Supervisor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
  • Katrina Kotzer, C.G.C., Genetic Counselor Supervisor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
  • April Studinski, C.G.C., Genetic Counselor Supervisor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
  • Sarah Kerr, M.D., Consultant in the Division of Anatomic Pathology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
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Kelley Schreiber

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