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The following points summarize information from a Joint Statement of the Perinatal Quality Foundation, ACMG, ACOG, the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), and the National Society of Genetic Counselors on “points to consider” when performing expanded carrier screening in reproductive medicine.
In the September issue of Contemporary OB/GYN, Dr. Ronald Wapner authored 'A case for improved carrier screening,' which featured the following summarization of considerations relating to expanded carrier screening (ECS).
Dr. Wapner is the vice chair of research in the department of obstetrics and gynecology for Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York and its director of reproductive genetics. His areas of expertise are fetal testing, fetal anomalies, genetic testing, and preterm birth prevention.