Monthly Archives: June 2015

Jun
29
New NIPT Committee Opinion- Joint Statement from ACOG and SMFM!
Posted by Katie Stoll
A long anticipated joint statement regarding noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) from The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and SMFM is now available, Committee Opinion #640 Cell-free DNA Screening for Fetal Aneuploidy.  It is thorough and provides
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Jun
17
Introducing Carla from the Genetic Support Foundation Team!
Posted by Austin McKittrick
First off, let me introduce myself. My name is Carla, and I am an integral part of the Genetic Support Foundation (GSF) Team. Well, at least the idea of “me” has become near and dear to the folks
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Jun
11
99% Accurate: What does it really mean?
Posted by Katie Stoll
Noninvasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) screens for a handful of genetic conditions.  The detection rate of NIPT is high for many of these conditions, especially for Down syndrome.  Many labs boast that  their NIPT is “greater than 99% accurate”.  So what
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Jun
2
What’s in a (noninvasive) Name?
Posted by Katie Stoll
Nearly four years into the use of this new prenatal screening test, and the medical community is still trying to figure out what to call it.  When Sequenom first launched the MaterniT21 screen for Down syndrome in 2011
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