Book 2010

Quality Issues in Clinical Genetic Services


ISBN: 978-90-481-3918-7 (Print) 978-90-481-3919-4 (Online)

Table of contents (39 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxv

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-10

    Improving Quality and Harmonization of Standards in Clinical Genetic Services in Europe: The EuroGentest Network of Excellence

  3. Chapter

    Pages 11-21

    The CanGèneTest Pan-Canadian Research Consortium on Genetic Laboratory Services

  4. Chapter

    Pages 23-32

    Regulating Genetic Testing: The Relevance of Appropriate Definitions

  5. Chapter

    Pages 33-40

    Genetic Diseases as Rare Diseases: A European Policy View

  6. Chapter

    Pages 41-47

    European Regulatory Issues Related to Quality in Provision of Genetic Service

  7. Chapter

    Pages 49-62

    The European IVD Directive and Genetic Testing

  8. Chapter

    Pages 63-74

    Quality Issues in Genetics Services in the United Kingdom

  9. Chapter

    Pages 75-82

    The Primary Care Perspective of Quality in Clinical Genetics Service – United Kingdom as an Example

  10. Chapter

    Pages 83-90

    Regulation of Genetic Testing/Service in Canada

  11. Chapter

    Pages 91-101

    Quality Issues in Clinical Genetic Services in Australia

  12. Chapter

    Pages 103-112

    Clinical Genetic Testing and Services – The US Perspective

  13. Chapter

    Pages 113-128

    US Oversight and Regulation of Genetic Testing

  14. Chapter

    Pages 129-136

    Regulatory Issues in Clinical and Laboratory Genetics in Developing Countries; Examples from Latin America

  15. Chapter

    Pages 137-145

    Assuring Quality When Establishing Medical Genetic Services in Middle- and Low-Income Nations

  16. Chapter

    Pages 147-156

    Clinical Validity and Utility of Genetic Testing in Heritable Disorders

  17. Chapter

    Pages 157-164

    Clinical Validity and Utility of Genetic Testing in Common Multifactorial Diseases

  18. Chapter

    Pages 165-172

    The Quality of Genetic Screening: An Integral Approach

  19. Chapter

    Pages 173-182

    The Use of Principles in Allocating Scarce Health Care Resources for Genetic Tests

  20. Chapter

    Pages 183-189

    Outcome Measures in Clinical Genetics Services

  21. Chapter

    Pages 191-199

    Direct to Consumer Testing

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