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The Laboratory Genetic Counselor as an Educator 

The Laboratory Genetic Counselor as an Educator
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The Laboratory Genetic Counselor as an Educator
Author(s):

Eric Rosenthal

and April L. Studinski Jones

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190604929.003.0014
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date: 03 April 2020

The laboratory genetic counselor is commonly called upon to serve as an educational resource within the genetic testing laboratory. This chapter outlines this unique genetic counseling role. Laboratory genetic counselors provide education about genetic testing and genetic concepts within the laboratory to existing laboratory staff, new laboratory genetic counselor colleagues, formal educational program participants (genetic counselor interns, graduate students, medical students and residents, and laboratory fellows), and laboratory colleagues. They also use their skills and knowledge to educate client laboratories and clinicians. They may also participate in public and community forums.

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