Title: European workshop on genetic testing offer in Europe
Authors: AYME SegoleneGRIBALDO LauraMATTHIJS GertWALIGORA JaroslawAYGUN SADIYE BIREPBarton D.BORRY PascalBRDICKA R.BROOKES A. J.Dequeker E.DE LA VILLA I.GOOSSENS M.HOWARD H. C.KAARIAINEN HelenaKROESE M.LEVY P.MACCHIA F.Macek M.NOURISSIER C.OWEN L.SANNE J.-L.SCHMIDTKE Jo¨rgSEQUEIROS JorgeSTENHOUSE S.TARUSCIO D.WESTWOOD J.
Publisher: Publication Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2013
JRC N°: JRC77944
ISBN: 978-92-79-29840-0 (print)
978-92-79-28083-2 (pdf)
ISSN: 1018-5593 (print)
1831-9424 (online)
Other Identifiers: EUR 25684
OP LB-NA-25684-EN-C (print)
OP LB-NA-25684-EN-N (online)
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC77944
DOI: 10.2788/89835
10.2788/77188
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: European Workshop on Genetic Testing Offer in Europe, 19-20/11/2012 The workshop was designed with the aim of bringing together experts and stakeholders in the field of genetic testing to discuss the (future) organization of genetic testing in Europe. Obviously since it will not be possible to adequately deal with all aspects of genetic testing within the framework of one workshop, a limited number of issues have been selected. The selection was based on the importance and urgency of the matter and the need and opportunity for action at the European level, and the likelihood for successful intervention. Primary deliverables of this workshop are planned as to be able to define a vision on the use, value and integration of genomic medicine into clinical practice and to prepare a briefing note to highlight the specific points that deserve the Commission’s interest. Quality of genetic testing and organization of genetic testing services were the two main themes of the scope of the workshop. To warrant the quality of the genetic diagnostic laboratories the way forward is to make accreditation the norm, i.e. the diagnostic laboratories in Europe should be accredited. To further guarantee equity, the regulation should include the requirement for all tests to be within the scope accreditation. The embedding of genetic testing in a healthcare setting can ensure a context where due emphasis is being provided on the individualized medical supervision of patients, the presence of pre-test and post-test counseling, psychological follow-up if appropriate and quality assurance of the tests performed. In light of growing number of companies selling and advertising genetic tests, it is crucial that information is available for healthcare professionals and the general public that gives background on genetic testing and describes the provision of genetic testing services.
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