WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AS YOU TREAT YOUR PATIENTS
Genetic diagnostic testing for hereditary diseases is still a relatively new clinical specialty. While it is already revolutionizing patient care, no diagnostic test of any kind is perfect. Scientists have recently estimated that more than half of positives reported to patients are false positives due to inaccurate variant interpretation. This estimate is averaged across many different hereditary diseases and different genetic testing laboratories, with some labs or inherited conditions likely more accurate than others.
CGI is working with genetics companies to improve variant interpretation. In the meantime, CGI offers critical services to aid quality assurance and decision making once a genetic result has been received from a laboratory. While these services are typically patient paid, alternative payment models can be arranged with CGI to allow your practice or clinical center to provide cutting edge services to your patients.