Genetic Testing Used at University of Florida to Deliver Personalized Medicine to Cardiac Patients

Pathologists are helping care team interpret genetic laboratory test results for patients in the cardiac catheterization laboratory

Genetic tests will be part of the regular care protocols for some cardiology patients at both the University of Florida (UF) Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and Stanford University Medical Center. Among other factors, it is faster time-to-answer and the lower cost of certain genetic technologies that make it feasible to use genetic tests in this care setting.

In particular, the genetic tests will be used to guide cardiologists as they make therapeutic decisions. Assisting in the interpretation of these tests will be pathologists and clinical laboratory professionals. (more…)