Genetic counselors' practices and confidence regarding variant of uncertain significance results and reclassification from BRCA testing.

@article{Scherr2015GeneticCP,
  title={Genetic counselors' practices and confidence regarding variant of uncertain significance results and reclassification from BRCA testing.},
  author={Courtney Lynam Scherr and Noralane M. Lindor and Teri L Malo and Fergus J. Couch and Susan Thomas Vadaparampil},
  journal={Clinical genetics},
  year={2015},
  volume={88 6},
  pages={523-9}
}
Studies indicate variant of uncertain significance (VUS) results are challenging for genetic counselors and patients, often resulting in negative patient outcomes. Genetic counselors' current practices regarding VUS are unknown. This study utilized a national survey of genetic counselors (n = 932) to examine current practices and confidence related to disclosing BRCA VUS results and reclassification information. For participants (n = 398), descriptive statistics were calculated regarding… CONTINUE READING