prenatal testing

Detecting abnormalities, documenting optionsA California woman was 35-years-old when she delivered an infant with severe Down's syndrome and then sued all those involved with the prenatal care and alleged that both physicians were told the parents wanted all available testing because of a family history of birth defects. What's the verdict? Plus more cases.
ACOG on Prenatal diagnostic testing for genetic disordersExpert commentary on Practice Bulletin No. 162: Prenatal Diagnostic Testing for Genetic Disorders.
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.
Vanishing twin syndrome affects NIPT resultsClinicians should be aware of the potential for confounding of NIPT results by cfDNA released from a vanishing twin.
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.