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AMP submits comments on SACGHS report
Date:6/29/2010

that the role of pathologists and laboratorians as health care providers of genetic testing and their contribution to genetic education of clinicians and patients should be included in the SACGHS document.

AMP agrees overall with the recommendations of SACGHS to improve education and training in genetics, and was most pleased with the inclusion of the recommendations that would address innovative approaches to integrating genetics and genomics into clinical care and address current issues in reimbursement for performance and interpretation of genetic tests by qualified laboratory professionals.

"AMP thanks the SACGHS for the time and effort that went into writing the draft report and for considering our comments," said Dr. Mann, "and we look forward to working with the SACGHS, the Department of Health and Human Services, and others to improve education and training in genetics."


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Contact: Mary Steele Williams
mwilliams@amp.org
301-634-7921
Association for Molecular Pathology
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