Rekenaarhantering van genetiese pasientdata
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A code form for genetic patient data has been devised for computer purposes. This form provides for the clinical and laboratory diagnosis of genetic diseases. A Hewlett-Packard 2100 computer is used for storage and retrieval of the data. Three programmes are currently in use for the retrieval of data, namely programme RETREV, for retrieval of individual patient records; programme STAT9A, for the classification of chromosome results of patients referred with similar clinical diagnoses; and programme STA12A, for classification of chromosome abnormalities and for correlation with the indication for referral and other data. The possibilities for expansion of the programmes are discussed.