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Genetic Testing for Autism: What Can Be Done, How Helpful Is It?

Genetic Testing for Autism: What Can Be Done, How Helpful Is It?

That’s the question we put to Dr John Harrington, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School and Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia, and Dr Michael Paul, CEO and Rena Vanzo, Genetic Counselor of Lineagen—provider of a new integrated genetic testing and counseling service FirstStepDx that contains a genetic test, which the American College of Medical Genetics recommends for the evaluation of children with autism spectrum disorder, among other conditions.

In this 19-minute interview, the 3 discuss:
•The complexity surrounding the diagnosis of autism.
•The type of genetic testing recommended for children with suspected autism spectrum disorders.
•How FirstStepDx matches up to other genetic testing services.
•What Lineagen’s genetic counseling service provides and how it can help pediatricians.

Genetic Testing for Autism: What Can Be Done, How Helpful Is It?

Genetic Testing for Autism: What Can Be Done, How Helpful Is It?


 

John Harrington, MD is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School and The Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia. He is also an Editorial Board member of Consultant For Pediatricians and father to a son with autism.

 

Michael Paul, PhD is CEO of Lineagen (www.lineagen.com) based in Salt Lake City, provider of FirstStepDx, an integrated genetic testing and counseling service designed specifically to help pediatricians and parents navigate the complicated waters of autism assessment, diagnosis, and treatment.

 

Rena Vanzo is a Licensed and Certified Genetic Counselor. As part of Lineagen’s genetic testing service, she provides genetic counseling support to physicians and their patients. She also interprets the genetic testing results and composes detailed reports of the findings.


Moderator: Linda Geisler, Editor, Consultant For Pediatricians

 
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