Nationwide Children's Hospital
FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization for Seasun Biomaterials, Nationwide Children's Hospital Coronavirus Tests
The RT-PCR-based tests are designed to detect SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid in a range of upper and lower respiratory specimens including nasal swabs and sputum.
The hospital is in the process of clinically validating a sequencing pipeline for its pediatric cancer patients, with the goal of demonstrating clinical utility.
The platform is currently used by pathologists doing research and could be available in a year for primary diagnosis of cancers in clinical settings.
AGBT Precision Health Panel Discussion on Returning Genomic Test Results Reveals Many Uncertainties
Despite years of experience of returning genetic test results, clinicians and researchers are still faced with many questions, such as what to do about VUS and secondary findings.