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Good Laboratory Practices for Molecular Genetics Testing

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Course Title: Good Laboratory Practices for Molecular Genetics Testing

Course Duration: 90 minutes (estimated)

Course Description: This on-line learning module is presented in first person.  This means the learner is actually depicted as getting an assignment and doing the work throughout the course. 

This training is not meant to be prescriptive.  There are several different ways to obtain information and perform the tasks described in the training.  Examples are provided as potential options. 

The characters and scenarios in this training are fictitious and are based on possible real-life situations.  For the purposes of this training module, the manufacturer details are fictional and do not indicate CDC’s support for any commercially available product or service.  

Although some of the recommendations in this training exceed CLIA and other requirements that pertain to molecular genetic testing, following these good laboratory practices will likely lead to improvements in the quality and use of genetic laboratory services and should improve health outcomes for the public.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the application of the CLIA requirements to molecular genetic testing.
  • Select quality assurance measures for molecular genetic testing which are consistent with good laboratory practices.
  • Develop procedures and processes for a molecular genetic test which are consistent with regulatory requirements and good laboratory practices.

Course Credits: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Laboratory Training Branch is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. This course is approved for 1.5 contact hours.

This course has been approved for 1.50 contact hours in the category Supervision/Administration, Quality Control/Quality Assurance, and Safety for Florida Laboratory Licensees.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.



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