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American College of Medical Genetics makes genetic testing recommendations in new policy statement
Date:4/24/2008

8 Policy Statement on Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing includes 5 minimum requirements for any genetic testing protocol. Visit www.acmg.net for the complete ACMG Policy Statement.

The five recommendations include:

  1. A knowledgeable health professional should be involved in the process of ordering and interpreting a genetic test.
  2. The consumer should be fully informed regarding what the test can and cannot say about his or her health.
  3. The scientific evidence on which a test is based should be clearly stated.
  4. The clinical testing laboratory must be accredited by CLIA, the State and/or other applicable accrediting agencies.
  5. Privacy concerns must be addressed.

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, concluded Dr. Watson


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Contact: Kathy Beal, MBA
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301-238-4582
American College of Medical Genetics
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