Hospitals and healthcare centers developing molecular diagnostic lab capabilities may be tempted to start with spreadsheets or paper-based systems. Find out why that approach won’t scale in this blog post.
As more healthcare facilities expand their genetic testing capabilities for use in diagnosis and treatment choices, workflows, processes and informatics that support the highest level of accuracy are crucial.
It’s definitely true that next-generation sequencing (NGS) has enhanced the potential for bringing the value of genetic testing to more applications. But labs looking to begin or expand genetic testing should not be misled by praises for NGS efficiency. NGS is faster and more cost-effective than previous technologies, but it is still fairly complex.