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Practical Aspects of Consent, Confidentiality and Disclosure - C. Patch
Molecular genetic testing is now available for more than 600 single gene disorders and the information from such a test can be crucial in the genetic counselling process. Is a molecular test the most appropriate option? Before ordering such a test the counsellor must decide whether the test will ...
The term screening applies to the application of a test or tests in a general population in which most individuals will be considered at low risk.1 Screening is used as a method of identifying those in the population whose risk might be significantly high to warrant the offer of further diagnostic t ...
Cancer is always a genetic disease, as it results from genetic defects in cells. In the majority of cases, the accumulation of genetic changes in a tissue is random, and the tumour is termed sporadic. In a fraction of cases, however, all the cells of the body carry an inborn genetic defect, which in ...
In the past twenty years the demand for clinical genetic services and genetic counselling has increased enormously alongside the major advances in genetic science. Although accurate genetic counselling relies on a firm medical diagnosis, accepted definitions of genetic counselling also emphasise the ...
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