EGL Genetics Blog

The Value of Test Turnaround Time

Posted by Derek Stevens on May 3, 2017 3:33:00 PM


While most molecular genetic test results are not needed immediately to alter patient care, we realize getting to a result faster is clinically important. The time required to report a case may be impacted by the size of the gene, the number of genes on a panel, the testing methodology employed, the need to reanalyze a portion of a gene that is difficult to sequence, and the research time needed to properly interpret findings. It’s important that all diagnostic laboratories strike a correct balance between these factors and clinical need.

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Topics: improved turnaround time, NGS panels



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