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Common Test-Ordering Errors
Part 3: Misordered Tests

"Known" Mutations
Molecular vs. Nonmolecular Test for Given Disease
Chromosome Analysis


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Gene Test or Protein/Plasma Test?

Slide 10

June 2010

A different kind of test-ordering error occurs when a genetic test for a specific disease is ordered, when the nongenetic test for the same disease is indicated, and vice verse. For many other disorders, we offer 2 different types of tests: tests that assess a patient’s DNA and tests that assess the composition of the patient’s plasma. While these 2 types of tests may relate to the same disease process, their indications are typically quite different.

Gene Test or Protein/Plasma Test?


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