Genomic Precision

 A SeraCare blog focused on precision medicine and advanced clinical diagnostics

The current state of non-invasive prenatal testing

A personal story of an expectant father intersects with the complex problem of testing specificity and sensitivity

Posted by Yves Konigshofer on Dec 9, 2015 10:51:00 AM

Sometimes a single remark can effectively summarize a very complex problem. While the November 12, 2015 FDA Public Workshop on “Standard Based Approach to Analytical Performance Evaluation of Next Generation Sequencing In Vitro Diagnostic Tests” focused primarily on tests that look for germline and somatic variants, a comment made by Jared Maguire – Counsyl’s ‎Director of Computational Biology – about 1 hour 14 minutes into the workshop explained a lot about the current state of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) and what patients, physicians and insurers are experiencing; more on that later.

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Topics: NIPS, Nipt, Prenatal Test

Posters from AMP 2015 Available for Download

The 2015 Association for Molecular Pathology (Austin TX) posters about Reference material stabilization technology, recombinant virus, fetal trisomy patient-like material, and somatic tumor mutation profiling.

Posted by Dale Yuzuki on Nov 9, 2015 10:48:00 AM

The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) was founded 'to provide structure and leadership to the emerging field of molecular diagnostics', and publishes the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics.

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Topics: Cancer, LDT, Molecular Diagnostics, Accuplex, NIPS, Nipt, Prenatal Test, Posters, Standard, Oncology, SeraSeq, Amp, Conference, Molecular Pathology, Recombinant Virus

Video Interview: Why use reference materials for precision medicine?

Are you wondering why reference materials are needed for precision medicine?

Posted by Dale Yuzuki on Sep 29, 2015 10:36:00 AM

In this video interview, SeraCare’s Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Russell Garlick shares some background about  SeraCare’s history of manufacturing controls and reference materials for infectious  disease diagnostics, and how advances in Precision Medicine reveal a need for similar materials for the fields of oncology and maternal health.

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Topics: Cancer, NGS, Precision Medicine, Maternal Test, Prenatal Test, Reference Material, Standard, Test, Oncology, Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing

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