Molecular Diagnostics: The New Laboratory Landscape
Amanda Cocca, BSc, MLT & Anna Haasen, BSc, MLT | August 31, 2017 | 57min
Molecular diagnostic techniques are rapidly expanding into different disciplines within the field of laboratory medicine as the scope of genetic testing is evolving. This session will describe the fundamentals and background of the molecular techniques being employed in non-molecular genetics laboratories as well as newly emerging technologies and how they may impact future laboratory diagnostic services.
As well, dealing with the influx of new medical information derived from genetic testing is a new challenge faced by laboratory medicine. An individual’s results not only impacts their own life, but their family’s too. This session will also touch upon some controversial topics in genetic testing.