As one of the pioneers in clinical next generation sequencing (NGS) and one of largest sequencing facilities in the world, Myriad Women’s Health’s CLIA laboratory has tested close to a million samples. With a relentless dedication to quality and passion for providing the best care to our patients, we have developed a new paradigm of precision manufacturing at scale.
Myriad Women’s Health has applied expertise in assay chemistry, software engineering, and automation to improve quality of all aspects of laboratory testing, from accessioning and reagent manufacturing to result reporting. Because manual processes are the most common cause of laboratory error, we have eliminated almost all manual sample transfers and manual transcription. In order to ensure the highest quality results, the raw data for all reportable results are reviewed by licensed personnel.
Myriad Women’s Health’s sequencing tests are designed to the highest quality standards. Our validation studies have demonstrated the Foresight Carrier Screen has greater than 99.99% analytical sensitivity and specificity.
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All of Myriad Women’s Health’s clinical laboratory scientists who work directly with patient samples or review results are licensed by the California Department of Public Health. Their training, dedication, and attention to detail ensure the smooth operation of our clinical genomic testing laboratory. They also play an active role in partnering with R&D in the development of new test methods and perform validations.
Our board-certified laboratory support genetic counselors play a key role in addressing questions from healthcare providers regarding Myriad Women’s Health’s genetic testing services. They also review test reports to help ensure clinical accuracy and serve as liaisons to assist with laboratory-related requests.
The mission of our Clinical Genetic Molecular Biologist Scientist (CGMBS) program is to prepare qualified individuals for licensure as Clinical Laboratory Scientists specializing in Genetics and Molecular Biology. The year-long curriculum includes didactic-based learning and extensive laboratory experience. Graduates of the program are well prepared to successfully pass their certification exam(s) and perform as well-rounded CLS Specialists.
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