MAR 22, 2016 11:30 AM PDT

Your New Best Friend: Building a Relationship with the Genetics Laboratory

Speakers
  • Chief Laboratory Director, Partners Laboratory for Molecular Medicine, Medical Director, Broad Institute Clinical Research Sequencing Platform, Associate Professor of Pathology, Brigham & Wom
    Biography
      Dr. Rehm is a board-certified clinical molecular geneticist and genomic medicine researcher. She is the Chief Laboratory Director at the Partners Laboratory for Molecular Medicine, the Medical Director of the Broad Institute Clinical Research Sequencing Platform, and Associate Professor of Pathology at Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Both of her clinical labs focus on the rapid translation of new genetic discoveries into clinical tests and bringing novel technologies and software systems into molecular diagnostics to support the integration of genetics into clinical use.

    Abstract:
    This session will give examples of the types of genetic tests that are most often ordered and what those tests are generally able to tell the physician and patient. The speakers will walk through the typical processes from sample collection to receipt of a report as well as typical follow-up of results. The types of specimens and information typically needed to order a genetic test will be described. The methods used in the laboratory to perform the genetic tests will be explained as well as the types of results that are found. Example genetic test reports and common vocabulary used will be shown and explained including variant interpretation terms such as VUS, pathogenic, and benign. Examples of how the genetic test report may be used to guide care will be provided. The limitations of testing will be explained including current limitations in the interpretation of genetic results. Approaches that physicians, patients and laboratories can take to improve test results and interpretations will also be presented with examples of how these approaches help individual patients.

    Learning Objectives:
    • Describe the types of genetic testing typically performed and what they can and cannot tell you.
    • Read and interpret a typical genetic/genomic test report and understand the role of the patient and physician in helping improve test results

    Show Resources
    You May Also Like
    OCT 02, 2019 11:00 AM PDT
    OCT 02, 2019 11:00 AM PDT
    DATE: October 2, 2019TIME: 11:00am PDT, 2:00pm EDT Ditch the Excel spreadsheets and manage your molecular workflows entirely in your LIMS Achieve configuration of molecular workf...
    SEP 05, 2019 4:00 PM CEST
    C.E. CREDITS
    SEP 05, 2019 4:00 PM CEST
    DATE: September 5, 2019TIME: 7:00am PT, 10:00am ET, 4:00pm CEST PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) has gone through a massive evolution since its development in 1983. Besides it...
    NOV 18, 2019 7:00 AM PST
    C.E. CREDITS
    NOV 18, 2019 7:00 AM PST
    DATE: November 18, 2019TIME: 7:00am PST, 11:00am EST, 4:00pm CEWT How often do you pipette in your cell culture lab every day? Usually, we do it so often that we tend stop th...
    JAN 23, 2020 9:00 AM PST
    C.E. CREDITS
    JAN 23, 2020 9:00 AM PST
    DATE: January 23, 2020 TIME: 9:00am PST, 12:00pm EST...
    DEC 04, 2019 7:00 AM PST
    C.E. CREDITS
    DEC 04, 2019 7:00 AM PST
    DATE: December 4, 2019TIME: 7:00am PST, 10:00am EST, 4:00pm CET Do you know how it feels when you just quickly want to redo an experiment that your colleague did, or an experim...
    FEB 26, 2020 9:00 AM PST
    C.E. CREDITS
    FEB 26, 2020 9:00 AM PST
    DATE: February 26, 2020 TIME: 9:00am PST 3D cell culture and analysis and the study of organoids and spheroids are becoming more prevalent as a research method in publications as traditional...
    Loading Comments...
    Show Resources