Navigate the New World of Genetic Testing: Tips and Tools for PCPs

In this practical yet nuanced talk, gastroenterologist Aparajita Singh, MD, MPH, describes technological advances and dwindling barriers that are making tests for pathogenic gene variants more valuable and available than ever before. She discusses why getting a detailed family history is essential – but not the only factor – in determining which patients to offer genetic counseling; clarifies important terms regarding mutations; explains that certain cancer syndromes are far more common than we realize; and breaks down test options, including what UCSF and commercial labs offer. Bonus: Risk-calculating tools to use in everyday practice.


March 22, 2024

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UCSF MedConnection

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Aparajita Singh, MD, MPH

Aparajita Singh, MD, MPH

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