Profiles in Genetics
Whole-exome sequencing offers a new level of genetic testing, but the test results require significant time and expertise to interpret. The results can frequently be difficult to communicate, both for technical reasons and because of the impact on the patient and family.
Identifying the correct test for your patient is always critical. In this two-part presentation, Lea Coon, C.G.C., walks viewers through the information necessary to correctly select testing for hemophilia A or B.
In this two-part “Profiles in Genetics” presentation, Lea Coon, C.G.C., walks you through the information that you need to correctly select testing for hemophilia A or B.
McKinsey Goodenberger, M.S. C.G.C., a Mayo Clinic Genetic Counselor, provides an overview of the tests available for prenatal diagnosis. From FISH to molecular studies, she discusses the appropriate specimen types, the time required for analysis, and the level of information provided by the various tests.
The development of dried blood spot (DBS) testing was a significant improvement in testing for infants. The specimen volume is much smaller and the dried blood spot specimen offers excellent stability when properly air dried. Today, DBS testing is no longer limited to infants, and is also available for adult patients.
Registration is now open for Mayo Medical Laboratories’ Genetic Testing Forum, “About Our Genetic Counselors: Who We Are, What We Do, and How We Support Our Clients.” The forum will be held November 10 from 12—1 p.m. Central Time.
Genetic testing advancements have increased the need for physicians and other health care providers to understand the technical differences of genetic tests. In this presentation, two of Mayo Clinic’s Genetic Counselors explain the difference between familial mutation targeted testing, including information about the newly available Mayo Medical Laboratories test FMTT, and full gene or multigene test options.
The role of genetic counselors has changed, expanding from direct patient care into the world of laboratory testing. In this new area, the genetic counselor is a highly trained resource for physicians and can help direct testing and avoid unnecessary expenses. View the presentation to learn more.
As the complexity and availability of genetic testing increases, physicians frequently need assistance selecting the correct test or interpreting the test results. The role of Genetic Counselors has changed as well, expanding from direct patient care into the world of laboratory testing. In this new area, the Genetic Counselor is a highly trained resource for physicians and can help direct testing and avoid unnecessary expenses.
This presentation examines the roles of a genetic counselor in the laboratory and in clinic, gives an overview of a genetics evaluation, and illustrates why patients in need of genetic testing should be referred for a genetics evaluation.