Prospects for the Future Role of the Clinical Laboratory

  • Lawrence M. Silverman
Part of the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine book series (PLM)


Over the past 15 years, medical sciences and, in particular, clinical laboratory sciences have witnessed a revolution in molecular diagnostics. As of October, 1995, molecular diagnostics could be categorized into:
  1. 1.

    Molecular genetics for inherited diseases;

  2. 2.

    DNA diagnostics, nucleic acid-based diagnostic tests other than molecular genetics (forensics, paternity testing, infectious diseases, transplantation, and so forth); and

  3. 3.

    Molecular pathology: tissue-based testing primarily involving oncology.



Cystic Fibrosis Molecular Diagnostics Sporadic Breast Cancer Carrier Screening BRCAI Protein 
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