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Clinical Laboratory Geneticist


Clinical Laboratory Geneticists are certified to perform and interpret genetic tests that are important for diagnosing and managing genetic diseases. There are three types of clinical laboratory geneticists: Clinical Biochemical Geneticists, Clinical Cytogeneticists, and Clinical Molecular Geneticists. Clinical Biochemical Geneticists are certified to perform and interpret biochemical analyses such as metabolite tests. Clinical Cytogeneticists are certified to perform and interpret cytogenetic analyses such as karyotypes. Clinical Molecular Geneticists are certified to perform and interpret molecular analyses such as gene sequencing. Clinical laboratory geneticists primarily work in genetic testing labs that are part of either academic or research institutions, hospitals, or private diagnostic companies.

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