Exome Testing for Diagnosis

Learn how to collaborate with both patients and genetic specialists around exome testing.


Exome testing may be the right test to identify a genetic cause for your patient’s symptoms. Do you know what information to include in a referral, and why? Do you know how to act on results of exome testing?

This module will help primary care providers and other specialists identify patients who may benefit from exome testing, talk with such patients and families about exome testing to support them in their decisions about genetic counseling and genetic testing, recognize clinically significant exome test results for use in patient care, and collaborate with genetic experts in ongoing patient management and evaluation. 

Learn about this technology using the five parts of this module: overview information via an animated video; practice cases to facilitate learning-by-doing; "dig deeper" for more in-depth topics; and logistics and additional resources for more detail.




The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Medical Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 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.

CME and CNE modules on the clinical applications of genetic testing

How can genetics be used in clinic with my patients? Can genetic information really improve outcomes? Genetic testing is constantly changing. How can I keep up?

Precision Medicine for Your Practice is an educational program being developed by Scripps Health (Scripps), the American Medical Association (AMA), and The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) to help clinicians answer these questions. In each module, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Practice applying genetic information to realistic cases
  • Assess the utility of genetic information
  • Learn about benefits and limitations of new genetic tests

This on-demand, interactive program is a series of 8 modules that are 15-30 minutes, case-based and aim to build clinical skills and impact patient care. Topics include prenatal testing, targeted therapy in oncology, genomic sequencing, neurogenomics and pharmacogenomics. Modules are each designated for continuing medical education (CME) and continuing nursing education (CE) credit.