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Peter Benn, Audrey R. Chapman, Kristine Erickson, Mark S. DeFrancesco, Louise Wilkins-Haug, James F. X. Egan and Jay Schulkin Obstetricians and gynecologists' practice and opinions of expanded carrier testing and noninvasive prenatal testing Prenatal Diagnosis 34

Version of Record online: 16 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/pd.4272

What's already known about this topic?

  • Carrier screening for single-gene disorders can be substantially expanded as a result of developments in molecular genetics technology.
  • Cell-free DNA in maternal plasma can be used to noninvasively test for a number of fetal genetic conditions.

What does this study add?

  • This survey provides some of the first indications of obstetricians' concerns and opinions regarding expanded carrier screening and noninvasive testing.
  • The surveyed obstetricians seek support from genetic counselors and value professional guidelines to aid in the optimal introduction of these new technologies.

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