report acknowledges that there are serious limits to the information available on many of the conditions it recommends for screening.
If a woman opts to be screened, her specimen will be sent to a laboratory that runs the standard test specified by the ACOG and ACMG
These experienced leaders bring additional talent to the ACMG
Foundation and will help advance the important work of the Foundation to ensure that genetic and genomic discoveries are translated into better health for all," said Bruce R.
Now, however, most of the new conditions recommended by the ACMG
group are detected using a single method--tandem mass spectrometry (also known as MS/MS), which produces results with a high degree of precision and accuracy and permits multiplex testing, in which a single blood analysis screens for many conditions at once.
About the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG
) and ACMG
Foundation Founded in 1991, ACMG
is the only nationally recognized medical society dedicated to improving health through the clinical practice of medical genetics and genomics.
But the ACMG
recommendations do include disorders that are now thought to be benign or nearly so, and additionally but unavoidably, screening detects patients with mild forms of significant disorders.
brings valuable expertise and focus on genetics in medicine and is a trusted voice on matters related to genetic and genomic testing.
will see the benefits in superior customer service and experience.
population health management suite will provide ACMG
with a broad solution which includes patient care plans, assorted analytics on care intelligence, identification and management of gaps in care (population stratification), quality reporting measures for GPRO, population benchmarking and payment features, disease, at-risk and wellness tracking, and quality scorecards.
Recognizing the limited predictability of the CF clinical presentation from the CFTR genotype, the ACMG
has recommended discussion of these limitations during genetic counseling and the informed-consent process (21).
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RainDance will discuss the ASDSeq and XSeq Research Screening Panels during its Exhibitor Theater presentation at the ACMG
meeting on March 18 at 11:35am PT in Theater 1.