Practical Genetic Counseling for the Laboratory

ISBN : 9780190604929

McKinsey L Goodenberger; Brittany C Thomas; Teresa Kruisselbrink
400 Pages
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Jan 2017
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An essential manual for the future of genetic counseling Genetic counselors possess the important set of skills necessary to face the unique challenges encountered within the laboratory. As the primary liaisons between genetic technologies and patient-facing clinicians, lab counselors must have equal competency in genetic testing protocols, interpretation, and communication of clinical recommendations. Practical Genetic Counseling for the Laboratory is the first book 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 guideline


1.Types of Laboratories and Business Relationships
2. Regulation of Laboratory Genetic Testing
3. Laboratory Infrastructure
4. Cytogenetic Technologies and Test Issues
5. Molecular Technologies and Test Issues
6. Biochemical Technologies and Test Issues
7. Prenatal Screening Technologies and Test Issues
8. Genetic Counselor Role in Laboratory Case Management
9. Test Development and Validation
10. Genetic Counselor Role in Hospital Test Utilization
11. Genetic Counselor Role in Sales and Marketing
12. Genetic Counselor Communication and Counseling Skills for the Laboratory
13. Ethical Considerations in the Genetic Testing Laboratory
14. The Laboratory Genetic Counselor as an Educator
15. Genetic Counselor Contributions to Medical Lit erature and Generalizable Knowledge
16. Considering a Laboratory Genetic Counseling Position

About the author: 

McKinsey L. Goodenberger, MS, CGC, is a Genetic Counselor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.; Brittany C. Thomas, MS, CGC, is a Genetic Counselor Supervisor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.; Teresa Kruisselbrink, MS, CGC, is a Genetic Counselor Supervisor at the Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine in Rochester, MN.; Together the editors have more than 40 years' experience in genetic counseling.

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