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Published: 27 April 2017

408 Pages


ISBN: 9780190604929

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Practical Genetic Counseling for the Laboratory

Edited by McKinsey L. Goodenberger, Brittany C. Thomas, and Teresa Kruisselbrink

  • The first book to standardize theory and practice for laboratory genetic counseling
  • Detailed coverage of laboratory technologies in biochemical genetics, cytogenetics, molecular genetics (including next generation sequencing), and prenatal screening (including cell-free DNA)
  • Content contextualized around understanding the clinical needs of ordering clinicians, specifics of test analytical value, commonly unappreciated limitations, interpretation methods, specimen processing, and test turn-around-time concerns
  • Detailed strategies for case management, test utilization in hospital settings, and the sale of genetic tests
  • Schedules and lesson outlines for training genetic counselors for the laboratory
  • Overview of laboratory infrastructure, common business relationships, and the various regulatory bodies that oversee clinical laboratories

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