Next Gen Sequencing for Next Gen Clinician: Difficult Codes Demystified!

May 20, 2020 0 By FM

Date & Time: 21st May, 3 pm

Next generation sequencing is slowly replacing the traditional technologies for the diagnosis of genetic disorders. Instead of gene-by-gene approach, large sets or panel of genes can now be analysed in a single test. The widespread application of NGS in research has led to its broad acceptance as a diagnostic tool, thereby replacing most of the other molecular diagnostic technologies.

Implementation of NGS technology into routine diagnostics requires strategic choices and specific guidelines and protocols to be followed. Clinical healthcare providers can be confident in explaining the NGS results to the patient when they understand the strengths and weaknesses of the bioinformatic analytics that generated the data for interpretation.