Clinical Chemistry Forum. Crystal City, VA, USA, 1998/11/03.
The Task Force on Genetic Testing was created to review genetic testing in the United States and, when necessary, to make recommendations to ensure the development of safe and effective genetic tests.
A survey to explore the state of genetic testing was undertaken for the Task Force and completed in early 1995.
The survey, as well as literature reports and other information collected for the Task Force, showed problems affecting safety and effectiveness, as defined by the Task Force : validity and utility of predictive tests, laboratory quality, and appropriate use by healthcare providers and consumers.
On the basis of these findings, the Task Force made several recommendations to ensure safe and effective genetic testing.
The Secretary of Health and Human Services followed up one recommendation by creating the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetic Testing.
One of its functions will be to implement other recommendations of the Task Force.
Mots-clés Pascal : Maladie héréditaire, Diagnostic, Sécurité, Validité, Enquête, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Assurance qualité, Recommandation, Génétique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Genetic disease, Diagnosis, Safety, Validity, Survey, United States, North America, America, Quality assurance, Recommendation, Genetics, Human
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Cote : 99-0356915
Code Inist : 002B23A. Création : 14/12/1999.