This course includes the webinar and CME/CMLE 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

Maximum CME/CMLE credit available: 0.75

How to earn credit:

To earn CME/CMLE credit, all leaners must watch the webinar and then complete the online survey. To access the online survey, click "Submit credit" on the course homepage, or click on "My Credit" on the menu to the right.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP). The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The ASCP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This continuing medical laboratory education activity is recognized by the American Society for Clinical Pathology for 0.75 hours of CMLE credit. ASCP CMLE credit hours are acceptable for the ASCP Board of Certification (BOC) Certification Maintenance Program (CMP). CMLE credit hours meet the continuing education requirements for the ASCP Board of Certification Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) and state relicensure requirements for laboratory personnel. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

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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 Medical Association
Continuing Medical Education: 0.75
American Society for Clinical Pathology
CMLE: 0.75
AMP Regular Member: $5.00
AMP Technologist Member: $5.00
AMP Associate Member: $5.00
Non-member Price: $205.00