cfDNA

Women's Health Update: ACOG 2017 on obesityA round-up of research on obesity in pregnancy from the ACOG 2017 meeting in San Diego, California.
SMFM Consult: Ultrasound in the cfDNA eraThe society's recommendations for women who are undergoing both ultrasound and cfDNA screening.
Patient handout: Should I have ultrasound and cfDNA testing?Give this to your patients who have questions about the role of ultrasound with cfDNA.
New ACOG Committee Opinion: routine cfDNA screening not neededcfDNA screening should not be performed in the general obstetric population, according to this Opinion.
Failed cfDNA screen may signal increased risk of fetal aneuploidy
Failed cfDNA screen may signal increased risk of fetal aneuploidyWomen who fail one or two such screens need additional counseling.
Patient handout: Prenatal screening using cell-free DNAFrom the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, questions and answers about cfDNA for your patients.
The promise and peril of new prenatal diagnostic technologiesThe ethical, economic, and practice management challenges associated with advanced testing increase as the technology advances.
Discordant NIPT and ultrasound results from vanishing twin pregnancy
Discordant NIPT and ultrasound results from vanishing twin pregnancyDNA from a genetically dissimilar deceased twin may be counted as part of total fetal DNA, leaving to incorrect test results for the surviving fetus.
US bill for false-positive mammograms: $4 billion annually
US bill for false-positive mammograms: $4 billion annuallyA recent report sheds light on how much false-positives and overdiagnosis of breast cancer cost. Additionally, new research examines the impact of the number of live births on future heart health in the mother and provides further evidence of the efficacy of cfDNA testing.
Noninvasive prenatal testing: A new standard of care?This first installment in a 2-part series summarizes the abilities of 4 commercially available technologies for noninvasive prenatal testing.