This course includes the webinar and SAM credit


Next-generation sequencing (NGS) is used to interrogate large sets of genes in a diagnostic setting. Regions of high sequence homology are a major challenge and can lead to false-positive and false-negative diagnostic errors. This presentation will provide a perspective on how to deal with medically important genes that have high sequence homology in a diagnostic setting.

Speaker: Birgit Funke PhD, FACMG

Host: Avni Santani, PhD

Duration: 0.75 hr

Level of Instruction: Intermediate

Last day to purchase course and claim credit: May 3, 2020

How to claim credit:

To earn SAM credit, all learners must watch the webinar, achieve a minimum score of 80% on the online quiz, and complete an online survey. To access the quiz, click "Submit credit" on the course homepage or click on "My Credit" on the menu to the left and then "submit credit" for the appropriate course.

SAM Credit

This course is approved by the American Board of Pathology for 0.75 SAM credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Participants must successfully complete the online quiz (answering at least 80% of the questions correctly). To access the quiz, click on the "submit credit" button in your course or go to "my credit" on the menu to the right and click on "submit credit" for the appropriate course.

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Course Information
Course Date:
May 03, 2017
Course Objectives
  • Interpret the technical challenges posed by homologous sequences in the context of next generation sequencing.
  • Apply an assessment of homology in the molecular diagnostic test design process.
  • Formulate a strategy to supplement NGS testing for homologous genes.
Dealing with Highly Homologous Genes in the Context of Medical Sequencing
Speaker Information
Birgit Funke PhD, FACMG
Individual topic purchase: Selected
American Board of Pathology
Self-Assessment Module: 0.75
AMP Regular Member: $10.00
AMP Technologist Member: $10.00
AMP Associate Member: $10.00
Non-member Price: $215.00