Doctors’ Mistakes in Genetic Test Orders Is Warning Signal to Pathologists and Clinical Laboratories

Clinical laboratory professionals and pathologists should be aware of significant levels of errors in clinician gene test orders Almost one-third of medical laboratory test orders for complex gene tests contained mistakes in handling by ordering clinicians. This finding comes from a study by ARUP Laboratories, Inc.. The finding is an early warning flag for pathologists and clinical laboratory professionals that a gap exists between the availability of genetic tests and clinician knowledge of...

NIH Plans To Create New Genetics Testing Registry of Molecular Diagnostics Tests Offered by Clinical Pathology Laboratories

Comprehensive genetic test database intended for use by pathologists, physicians, researchers and consumers Pathologists and clinical laboratory managers will soon have a comprehensive registry of genetic tests that they can consult as needed. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is creating a single public registry with detailed information about both genetic test providers and the 1,600+ genetic tests these providers offer. The NIH believes the genetic test registry will bring greater...
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