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Evaluation of genetic tests: service development


In collaboration with colleagues at Southampton University, we were awarded a grant by the NHS Health Technology Assessment programme to evaluate the use of genetic tests in haemochromatosis. This project includes both a systematic review and an economic model for comparing different options for testing.


Sanderson S, Zimmern R, Kroese M, Higgins J, Patch C, Emery J. How can the evaluation of genetic tests be enhanced? Lessons learned from the ACCE framework and evaluating genetic tests in the United Kingdom. Genetics in Medicine 2005; 7: 495-500

Kroese, M., Zimmern, R. and Sanderson, S. (2004) Genetic tests and their evaluation: can we answer the key questions? Genetics in Medicine 6, 475-80

Burke, W and Zimmern, R (2004) Ensuring the appropriate use of genetic tests. Nat Rev Genet 5, 955-8

Contacts for this work: Ron Zimmern, Mark Kroese, Simon Sanderson

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