While most genetic disorders occur in patients with no relevant family history or risk factors, patients who have a family history of concern often benefit from genetic counseling.
Prenatal Genetic Testing
These 11 statements to guide decision-making with patients can help patients fully consider their values and preferences in regard to prenatal testing.
Results from a prospective study indicate that cfDNA testing for trisomy 21 may be just as effective in twin pregnancies as singletons.
As new screening options become available, ob/gyns must be able to counsel their pregnant patients appropriately.
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In an update to the 2009 recommendations, the USPSTF notes why early STD screening in pregnant patients is so important for both mother and baby.
Gynecologists are faced with a number of hereditary cancer tests. Understanding benefits and limits is key to counseling patients.
Ob/gyns have a responsibility and can no longer be passive in this genomic era.
Expert commentary on Practice Bulletin No. 163: Screening for fetal aneuploidy.
Expert commentary on Practice Bulletin No. 162: Prenatal Diagnostic Testing for Genetic Disorders.