GeneTests

GeneTests has two main components and generates search-derived links to outside resources:

  • A Laboratory Directory of over 600 international laboratories offering molecular genetic testing, biochemical genetic testing, and cytogenetic testing for more than 3,000 inherited disorders.
  • A Clinic Directory of over 1,000 international genetics clinics providing diagnosis and genetic counseling services to patients and their families with known or suspected inherited disorders.

GeneTests searches retrieve links to GeneReviews™ chapters and other external links such as OMIM and the Genetics Home Reference.

GeneTests also includes educational materials: an illustrated glossary, PowerPoint® presentations and annotated Internet resources.


Type Website
CME Available No
Topic
Cost Free
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Continuously updated.


Genomic Competencies

Experts from the disciplines listed below have tagged this resource as fulfulling genomic competencies.

Physician Assistant

  • Discuss relevance of cancer genetics/genomics to patient care

Nurse

  • Identification
    • ID-1:   Identify clients who may benefit from genetic and genomic information and services
      • ID1-K1:   Components of family history needed to identify disease susceptibility or genetic/genomic condition
        • ID1-2:   Identify clients who may benefit from further evaluation of the identified disease susceptibility or genetic/genomic condition.
        • ID1-3:   Demonstrate assessment of client concerns or understanding about information received from specialty genetic services (i.e., on-line genetic testing results).
        • ID1-4:   Uses genetic and genomic indicators as rationale for clients who may benefit from further evaluation or other risk management interventions.
      • ID1-K2:   Inheritance patterns
        • ID1-2:   Identify clients who may benefit from further evaluation of the identified disease susceptibility or genetic/genomic condition.
        • ID1-3:   Demonstrate assessment of client concerns or understanding about information received from specialty genetic services (i.e., on-line genetic testing results).
        • ID1-4:   Uses genetic and genomic indicators as rationale for clients who may benefit from further evaluation or other risk management interventions.
      • ID1-K3:   Indicators of disease susceptibility or a genetic condition
        • ID1-2:   Identify clients who may benefit from further evaluation of the identified disease susceptibility or genetic/genomic condition.
        • ID1-3:   Demonstrate assessment of client concerns or understanding about information received from specialty genetic services (i.e., on-line genetic testing results).
        • ID1-4:   Uses genetic and genomic indicators as rationale for clients who may benefit from further evaluation or other risk management interventions.
      • ID1-K4:   Common health conditions with a genetic/genomic component
        • ID1-2:   Identify clients who may benefit from further evaluation of the identified disease susceptibility or genetic/genomic condition.
        • ID1-3:   Demonstrate assessment of client concerns or understanding about information received from specialty genetic services (i.e., on-line genetic testing results).
        • ID1-4:   Uses genetic and genomic indicators as rationale for clients who may benefit from further evaluation or other risk management interventions.
      • ID1-K5:   Indicators of need for targeted treatment selection
        • ID1-2:   Identify clients who may benefit from further evaluation of the identified disease susceptibility or genetic/genomic condition.
        • ID1-4:   Uses genetic and genomic indicators as rationale for clients who may benefit from further evaluation or other risk management interventions.

Genetic Counselor

  • Genetics Expertise and Analysis
    • 4:   Identify, assess, facilitate, and integrate genetic testing options in genetic counseling practice.
      • 4a:   Investigate the availability, analytic validity, clinical validity, and clinical utility of screening, diagnostic and predictive genetic/genomic tests.
      • 4b:   Evaluate and assess laboratories and select the most appropriate laboratory and test based on the clinical situation.