By the end of this case, participants will be able to:
- Determine which genetic testing methods are most informative and most efficient in different clinical scenarios.
- Compare and contrast the use of molecular genetic and biochemical testing in establishing the diagnosis of sickle cell disease.
- Assess the power and limitations of genetic testing as well as the necessity of testing family members’ DNA under certain circumstances.
- Discuss the influence of compound heterozygosity on clinical outcome and management decisions.
- Describe the social and ethical issues associated with a new diagnosis of sickle cell disease.
- Explain issues of carrier testing for hemoglobinopathies as they relate to ethnic minority groups and minors.
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Schmitz CC, Acton RD, Gilkeson J, Groth SS, Reihsen T, Neis KS, Chipman JG. Synthesis vs. imitation: Evaluating medical student simulation curriculum via objective structured assessment of technical skills. Poster presented at: Annual meeting of the Association of Surgical Education; April 28-30, 2009; Salt Lake City, UT.
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