Certified Genetic Counselors must be relied on to review genetic test results


Ellen Matloff, certified genetic counselor and CEO of My Gene Counsel, issues the following statement on news regarding an Oregon woman claiming that misreading of her genetic testing results led her to undergo unnecessary surgeries, a mastectomy and a hysterectomy. According to a Washington Post story, dated October 24 the woman’s lawsuit claims that her medical team “continued to negligently rely upon misinterpreted genetic testing results.”

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