Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Over the last year, the COVID-19 pandemic has touched the lives of every American, either directly or indirectly. The effects of COVID-19 can be felt in many ways. Whether through direct infection with COVID-19, caring for a loved one with COVID-19, the isolation due to lockdowns, unemployment, or being constantly reminded of the pandemic in […]

Genetic Counselor poster presentations in 2020: the research goes on.

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During 2020, so many aspects of medical education and research changed because of the pandemic. Conferences adjusted and went virtual but still needed to continue to promote research and support continuing education. Genetic counselors with Genomic Services led and presented several projects at various meetings throughout 2020 and we would like to provide a summary […]

Maddy Boehme’s Journey with Autoimmune Encephalitis

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In the field of rare diseases, all too often patients can find themselves caught in a long, stress-invoking diagnostic odyssey. Finding a name for the condition that plagues them can take many years that are filled with seemingly endless tests, procedures, and physician visits. Here is Maddy Boehme’s story about her search for a diagnosis. […]

Quest Advanced™ Neurology gets Creative During COVID: Pivoting to Remote Teaching

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Quest Advanced Neurology recently launched a novel genetic counseling rotation developed by Sarah Witherington, CGC, Sr. Product Manager, that is dedicated to product management and other emerging career paths for genetic counselors. As many hospitals and clinics were unable to host students during this time of social isolation, Sarah quickly responded to create a remote […]

Testing for an Incurable Disease: Points You MUST Consider

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In the era of genomic medicine, genetic testing is readily available for hundreds of inherited conditions. Insights from testing can include information about ancestral origins, hidden health risks, and reproductive risks. However, while access to genetic testing in the United States is widely available to patients and providers, the decision to undergo testing can be […]

How You Can be a Hero in a Post–COVID-19 World

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Americans have adapted and adjusted to a new way of life over the past few months as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are all learning to survive in a socially-distanced, work-from-home environment as we take precautions to protect ourselves and those around us. However, as restrictions are being lifted, there are people that […]

Quest and UCSF Pilot Novel Approach to Dementia Screening and Care with Top ACO in NY

Innovation

Primary PartnerCare will pilot a “clinical pathway” designed by Quest Diagnostics and the UCSF Memory and Aging Center.

Quest Unveils New Advanced Alzheimer’s Diagnostic Test

Innovation

A new test aids in assessment of cognitive impairment that may be associated with Alzheimer’s disease in symptomatic patients.