Practice Guidelines

Practice Guidelines

At Genetic Support Foundation, our experts can help you navigate the increasingly complex array of genetic testing options and determine which tests are right for your patients.

Our free, comprehensive summaries of professional guidelines and policy statements on a wide range of timely genetic issues can help you quickly find the answers you need to support your patients and meet their genetic health needs.

Reproductive Health

There are more tests available during pregnancy than ever before, and navigating which of these newer tests to offer and when to offer them can be complicated. Many medical organizations have position statements that can provide guidance in this, but there can be subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) differences between them.

Our practice summaries provide helpful, expert summaries of the guidelines put forth by these various medical organizations to give you access to comprehensive guidelines in one place so you don’t need to waste valuable time tracking down the latest recommendations or sorting through different position statements.

Read on to learn more about practice guidelines for reproductive genetics.


Criteria for who meets medical guidelines for genetic testing is constantly evolving. GSF makes this process easier for you by providing helpful summaries of the referral guidelines for genetic counseling as set forth by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). NCCN is a non-profit organization comprised of representatives from 27 of the leading centers which come together to make recommendations regarding the diagnosis and treatment of various types of cancer.

As part of their mission to improve the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of cancer care, NCCN also works to determine the circumstances in which genetic testing should be considered. Some insurances also require that the patient meet with a genetic counselor or other qualified genetics provider prior to covering testing.

Read on to learn more about NCCN guidelines for when to refer patients for genetic counseling for hereditary cancer predisposition.

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