Differences in Regulatory Frameworks Governing Genetic Laboratories in Four Countries
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2009
© 2009 American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Inc.
The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
Volume 37, Issue 2, pages 351–357, Summer 2009
How to Cite
Tassé, A. M., Petit, É. and Godard, B. (2009), Differences in Regulatory Frameworks Governing Genetic Laboratories in Four Countries. The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 37: 351–357. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-720X.2009.00378.x
- Issue published online: 3 JUN 2009
- Article first published online: 3 JUN 2009
The purpose of this article is to determine how the heterogeneity of the different regulatory frameworks governing genetic laboratories in Australia, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States hinder the international availability of genetic tests. We conclude that a better understanding of the various national standards governing genetic laboratories may help health professionals choose laboratories for referral in an evidence based manner in order to protect the patient's best interests.