Issue Date: July 15, 2013
Next-Generation DNA Sequencing Finds Use As A Diagnostic
About six months ago, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) surveyed the labs that it accredits to perform diagnostic tests. The organization asked how many labs were already offering genetic tests using “next-generation” DNA-sequencing technology and how many planned to start offering them soon. Such tests can guide the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cancer, some forms of heart disease, and rare genetic diseases.
Out of the 176 labs . . .
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