Lauren Kerzin-Storrar

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Predictive testing by means of gene probes was offered to 110 adults at risk of Huntington's disease (HD). A further 91 individuals spontaneously sought predictive testing. Acceptance rates were highest (85.1%) amongst 47 individuals who spontaneously sought testing and were referred from outside the region, and lowest (15.5%) among the 110 invited to(More)
This study describes the development and evaluation of a multi-item scale for analyzing the genetic counseling process, the Manchester Observation Code (MOC) for genetic counseling. The instrument is specific to the field of genetic counseling and is designed for analysis of the communication between counselor and client. Coding is done directly from(More)
To date, NIPT in the UK has been predominately used in the health service for early sexing of pregnancies at known risk of sex-linked conditions. Developments in the technology are broadening its use to diagnostic testing for paternally inherited genetic conditions and for detection of aneuploidy. This study aimed to examine the experiences of UK genetic(More)
The family histories of 131 patients with histologically defined Hodgkin's disease (HD) were studied and 2,517 first and second degree relatives and spouses were identified and followed-up. The causes of death in deceased relatives were ascertained from death certificates. The numbers of deaths from selected causes were compared with the numbers that would(More)
Although the professional title ‘genetic counsellor’ has wide international recognition, formal courses or training programmes in genetic counselling exist in only a small number of countries. In 2002, voluntary registration of genetic counsellors in the UK began under the auspices of the Genetic Counsellor Registration Board. Practitioners are eligible for(More)
One hundred and ninety subjects from 100 adult polycystic kidney disease (APKD) families on the North Western Regional Genetic Register were interviewed to determine the likely demand for prenatal diagnosis. A detailed questionnaire was used to assess understanding and experience of clinical, therapeutic, and genetic aspects of APKD. Major features of the(More)
We studied forty-four patients with myasthenia gravis (MG) and their families. Thirty percent of patients had a confirmed family history of autoimmune disease; in one case this was MG. In all the families with autoimmune disease, the affected relatives were related to the patients through the maternal line. HLA-B8 and DR3 were increased in patients due to(More)
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