O universo dos testes genéticos

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This article was written by Barbara Border, PhD. Associate Professor and Program Director, Molecular Pathology. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX

NOTA: Este artigo se baseia em pesquisas que incluíram as fontes citadas e a experiência coletiva de Lab Tests Online Conselho de Revisão Editorial. Este artigo é submetido a revisões periódicas do Conselho Editorial, e pode ser atualizado como resultado dessas revisões. Novas fontes citadas serão adicionadas à lista e distinguidas das fontes originais usadas.

General Reference

GeneTests: A federally-funded site offering expert-authored disease reviews and international directories of genetic testing laboratories and diagnostic clinics.

Genetics Home Reference: A guide to understanding genetic conditions from the National Institutes of Health.

Primers on basic human genetics and genetic testing

National Cancer Institute: Understanding Gene Testing (slide show format):

US Department of Health & Human Services: Understanding Gene Testing

Mitochrondrial Inheritance

National Institutes of Health (NHGRI), Genome.gov: Talking Glossary

More information on pharmacogenomics

www.pharmacogenetics.org/

www.aacc.org/pharmacogenetics

www.nigms.nih.gov/pharmacogenetics/

More information on identity testing

Human Identity (Forensic DNA Testing) 

More information on parentage (parental) testing

AABB: Parentage Testing Accreditation Program

More information on tissue typing

Basic Information: http://users.rcn.com/jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/T/Transplants.html 

Bone marrow transplantation

A list of references regarding bone marrow transplantation:
http://www.marrow.org/MEDICAL/tissue_typing_stem_cell_transplantation.html

For more information on chromosome analysis

Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin at Madison

University of Washington Cytogenetics Gallery

For more information on genetic testing for infectious diseases

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Nucleic acid amplification testing: the new infectious disease testing method for donor blood

The following links will provide you with excellent basic information on human genetics, clinical genetic testing, genetic counseling, and other issues that surround genetics tests:

National Cancer Institute: Understanding Gene Testing (Excellent resource, slide show format)

US Department of Health & Human Services: Understanding Gene Testing  

American College of Medical Genetics website provides education, resources and a voice for the medical genetics profession (This is an advanced site)

The National Human Genome Research Institute (This site explains many of the privacy, legal, and ethical issues surrounding clinical gene testing)

Genetic Alliance: a consumer organization that serves as a provider of essential quality genetics information and resources

Genetics Education Center (This is an outstanding site for educators and has numerous links to other education-oriented sites)

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