Children's Hospital Group statement on transcription error of genetic test result

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The Children's Hospital Group also apologises to the woman at the centre of this transcription error and regrets the series of events that led to her current difficult situation.

All facts in this incident currently point to the fact that a transcription error of a genetic test result occurred. This is currently considered to be an isolated incident caused by human error. This fact has been communicated to the woman involved through her treating clinician.

As a precautionary measure, a review by Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin is currently underway of all transcriptions of BRCA tests to ensure tests results were transcribed correctly and that no similar transcription error has occurred.

We want to offer reassurance to other patients who have undergone testing that this is not a testing error and therefore there is no cause for concern or distress.

Patients attending the Department of Clinical Genetics at OLCHC who have concerns can contact the hospital on 01 4096219 Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm.