Requirements for human medical genome testing utilising massively parallel sequencing technologies (First Edition 2017)
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The Requirements for Human Medical Genome Testing Utilising Massively Parallel Sequencing Technologies (First Edition 2017) outlines the minimum best practice requirements for medical pathology laboratories undertaking the performance and implementation of human genetic testing utilising massively parallel sequencing (MPS) for all applications (ie. single gene, panel of genes, somatic testing, whole exome or whole genome or non-invasive prenatal screening) also known as next generation sequencing. It takes a risk based approach to defining standards for the implementation of these new technologies.
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