This activity is intended for healthcare providers delivering care to women and their families.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
1. State the new ACMG recommendations regarding preconception and prenatal carrier screening
2. Describe key counseling elements when discussing preconception and prenatal carrier screening with patients
Estimated time to complete activity: 0.25 hours
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The PIM planners and others have nothing to disclose. The OBG Project planners and others have nothing to disclose.
Faculty: Susan J. Gross, MD, receives consulting fees from Cradle Genomics, and has financial interest in The ObG Project, Inc.
Planners and Managers: The PIM planners and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP, Judi Smelker-Mitchek, MBA, MSN, RN, and Jan Schultz, MSN, RN, CHCP have nothing to disclose.
Fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity are as posted on The ObG Project website. During the period from 7/25/2021 through 7/25/2023, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity.
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The ACMG provides guidance on preconception and prenatal carrier screening. Multiple factors were taken into consideration for this document, including optimal panel size and which genes should be included. This document divides carrier screening into 4 tiers (see below). In addition, the committee addresses the question of making panels panethnic vs separating these tests out by race and/or ethnicity
ACMG Has Developed a Tiered Approach to Screening
Note: ACMG provides a robust explanation for selection of Tier 3 as the recommended panel | Research demonstrates a carrier frequencies of <1/200 adds a “diminishingly small” number of at risk couples (see ‘Learn More – Primary Care Sources’ below)
ACMG: Screening for autosomal recessive and X-linked conditions during pregnancy and preconception: a practice resource of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics
Estimating yields of prenatal carrier screening and implications for design of expanded carrier screening panels
Systematic Classification of Disease Severity for Evaluation of Expanded Carrier Screening Panels
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