Commercialization of BRCA1/2 testing: practitioner awareness and use of a new genetic test.

  title={Commercialization of BRCA1/2 testing: practitioner awareness and use of a new genetic test.},
  author={Mildred K. Cho and Pamela Sankar and Paul Root Wolpe and Lynn Godmilow},
  journal={American journal of medical genetics},
  volume={83 3},
It was our purpose to determine the characteristics of practitioners in the United States who were among the first to inquire about and use the BRCA1 and BRCA2 (BRCA1/2) genetic tests outside of a research protocol. Questionnaires were mailed to all practitioners who requested information on or ordered a BRCA1/2 test from the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) Genetic Diagnostics Laboratory (GDL) between October 1, 1995 and January 1, 1997 (the first 15 months the test was available for… CONTINUE READING

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