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Introduction 

Introduction
Author(s):

Brittany C. Thomas

, McKinsey L. Goodenberger

, and Teresa M. Kruisselbrink

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date: 22 October 2020

This is the first laboratory genetic counseling textbook. The content was contributed by genetic counselors, geneticists, and laboratorians from over 30 institutions and laboratories. The authors represent the various types of genetic testing laboratories, including major reference laboratories, commercial laboratories, academic laboratories, and government institutions. The book’s audience is veteran laboratory genetic counselors, genetic counselors new to the field, students in genetic counseling training programs, and laboratories employing genetic counselors. The content highlights the important background knowledge necessary to navigate a diagnostic laboratory, the technical aspects and nuances of the various forms of genetic testing, and the specifics regarding the diverse roles of the laboratory genetic counselor.

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