Medical College of Wisconsin Streamlines Molecular Pathology Lab Processes with GenomOncology Pathology Workbench
CLEVELAND, April 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Genomic Sciences & Precision Medicine Center (GSPMC) Precision Medicine Lab (PML) is implementing the newest version of GenomOncology's (GO) Pathology Workbench to further strengthen the efficiencies of its molecular oncology offerings.
MCW has utilized GO's Pathology Workbench tool since 2014 in order to streamline its molecular pathology lab processes. By upgrading to the newest version, MCW will broaden its internal molecular pathology lab capabilities and outputs.
The newest version of GO's Pathology Workbench empowers researchers to boost test volume due to the solution's intuitive workflow for variant analysis and extensive support for all panels. As a part of the upgrade, MCW plans to implement additional gene panels, including the Oncomine Myeloid, Oncomine Comprehensive and Oncomine Childhood panels, to expand the already established custom 50-gene panel. The addition of the new panels, coupled with the added efficiency of the GO Pathology Workbench upgrade, will increase the tertiary analysis capacity at MCW by 75%.
The GO Pathology Workbench upgrade also allows the team to run more reports internally, reducing overhead costs and turnaround time from sample to report. Ultimately, this increase in testing and analysis will allow for more MCW patients to be matched to potential treatments at an accelerated rate.
"We are excited to work with GenomOncology to continue to innovate our clinical offerings in the oncology space," said Honey V. Reddi, PhD, FACMG, associate professor of Pathology and Chief Medical Director of the Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine Center at MCW and the clinical laboratory director of the PML. "Implementing these newest tertiary analysis tools in the lab also enables us to provide patients with a comprehensive list of treatment recommendations available."
"The flexibility of GO's Pathology Workbench allows for institutions to efficiently add customizations and additional panels in order to better fit their current workflows. The versatility of the tool enables labs to scale their test volume in-house, reducing the costs associated with third-party analysis, as well as the turnaround time from sample to patient treatment recommendations," said Sarah Dubay, Client Services.
GenomOncology's Pathology Workbench is a flexible, end-to-end tool that streamlines variant analysis and review as well as facilitates generation of customized result reports. The solution effectively and efficiently annotates detected variants, highlights matched potential clinical trials and therapies, and results in a customizable output report, which can be directly integrated back into client systems. The GO Pathology Workbench incorporates numerous annotation sets and curated content to support all panel sizes, including multigene panels, such as TSO 500.
The CAP-CLIA accredited Precision Medicine Laboratory is part of the Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine Center of MCW, which seeks to save lives and improve the wellness of individual citizens and community by advancing genomic sciences and precision medicine.
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