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Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (CCLM)

Published in Association with the European Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (EFLM)

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Ed. by Gillery, Philippe / Greaves, Ronda / Lackner, Karl J. / Lippi, Giuseppe / Melichar, Bohuslav / Payne, Deborah A. / Schlattmann, Peter

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Volume 56, Issue 2


The risk of unjustified BRCA testing after the “Angelina Jolie effect”: how can we save (laboratory) medicine from the Internet?

Giuseppe LippiORCID iD: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9523-9054
Published Online: 2017-07-28 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cclm-2017-0551


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About the article

Corresponding author: Prof. Giuseppe Lippi, Section of Clinical Biochemistry, University Hospital of Verona, Piazzale LA Scuro, 37100 Verona, Italy

Received: 2017-06-26

Accepted: 2017-07-01

Published Online: 2017-07-28

Published in Print: 2018-01-26

Author contributions: The author has accepted responsibility for the entire content of this submitted manuscript and approved submission.

Research funding: None declared.

Employment or leadership: None declared.

Honorarium: None declared.

Competing interests: The funding organization(s) played no role in the study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the report for publication.

Citation Information: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (CCLM), Volume 56, Issue 2, Pages e33–e35, ISSN (Online) 1437-4331, ISSN (Print) 1434-6621, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cclm-2017-0551.

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