Molecular markers
Molecular cytology competency assessment
Identity testing




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Medical knowledge
  1. Understand the term "genetic variation"
  2. Define short tandem repeat (STRs) with variable number of tandem repeats (VNTRs)
  3. Describe the HLA genes, their chromosomal locations and their genetic features
Practice based learning and systems based practice
  1. Understand the utility of identity testing to confirm / resolve the identity of anatomic pathology laboratory specimens, for example mislabeled tissue blocks and tissue contamination
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