by Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei
Posted April 24, 2008 in DNA Testing
The American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) has just released their “5 minimum requirements for any genetic testing protocol.”
- A knowledgeable health professional should be involved in the process of ordering and interpreting a genetic test.
- The consumer should be fully informed regarding what the test can and cannot say about his or her health.
- The scientific evidence on which a test is based should be clearly stated.
- The clinical testing laboratory must be accredited by CLIA, the State and/or other applicable accrediting agencies.
- Privacy concerns must be addressed.
Michael S. Watson, PhD, FACMG, executive director of the American College of Medical Genetics:
Geneticists and genetic counselors are the “professional guides to the human genome” and can help patients make informed decisions about choices related to genetic testing and provide invaluable support and guidance in interpreting test results in light of personal and family history. This is not an area where people should really “go it alone.”
Click here for the full ACMG policy statement (pdf).
In May, ACMG will be broadcasting a medical genetics radio program in a SkyRadio Network show – 21st Century Health Forum. It will air on audio-equipped flights of American Airlines and Northwest Airlines. Let me know if you catch it!
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