Cancer Genetic Testing Process

Familiarize yourself with the steps involved in ordering genetic testing for hereditary cancer risk.


genetic testing processAbout This Course

Cancer genetic testing can be complicated, and is best done in collaboration with a genetics expert. Many professional societies recommend that a qualified genetics professional facilitate genetic testing. At any step of the genetic testing process, genetics experts and/or the laboratory are available for consultation or referral. The purpose of this resource is to familiarize you with the steps involved in ordering genetic testing for hereditary cancer risk, which include finding a lab, facilitating informed consent, and submitting the sample and clinical information to the lab. 

 

This course is part of the Cancer Genetic Clinical Education program.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and The Jackson Laboratory. The University of Connecticut School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Connecticut School of Medicine designates the enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ (per module). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multi-State Division (NE-MSD), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.