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Volume 39, Issue 5
Publication date: November 1, 2013
Expiration date: November 1, 2016

Advances in Prenatal Genetic Testing
Ronald J. Wapner, MD (Moderator)
Professor, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Director of Reproductive Genetics; Vice Chairman for Research, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York

Anthony R. Gregg, MD
BL Stalnaker Professor and Chief, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida

Mary E. Norton, MD
Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical and Translational Genetics, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California

Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, the physician should be better able to:
1. Describe the emerging technology of noninvasive aneuploidy screening using cell-free fetal DNA in the maternal circulation and evaluate its performance versus other screening approaches for Down syndrome.
2. Discuss the additional genetic information offered by chromosomal microarray analysis and when it should be offered to patients.
3. Compare benefits of the new universal carrier screening tests with those of ethnic-specific screening.
4. Recognize the role the practicing obstetrician plays in counseling patients on fetal genetic risks and the available approaches to reduce these risks.
5. Explain the rationale for following up a positive result on a noninvasive screening test with an invasive diagnostic procedure.

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