Report: Expert workshop on guidelines for Direct to consumer testing

 

29th- 30th of August,a workshop was held in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) on the topic of direct-to-consumer genetic testing. The aim of this expert workshop, organised by Work package 7 of EuroGentest is to develop:
1) guidelines for potential consumers who are considering using DTC tests and
2) guidance for health professionals who are approached by patients who have undertaken such tests.

It was a very successful workshop and the interaction between all participants was great. Guidelines for DTC testing are being written and will be published in the near future.

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