NIPT Counseling Strategies: Considering the Test, Reporting the Results

NIPT Counseling Strategies: Considering the Test, Reporting the Results

NIPT Counseling Strategies: Considering the Test, Reporting the Results

How can we best identify genetic health risks of fetuses while minimizing risk and emotional discomfort to the majority of pregnant women?

Available credits: 0.25

Time to complete: 15 mintues


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  • Overview

    Most pregnant women make the decision to undergo some form prenatal aneuploidy testing—either a blood analyte-based test or the newer noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT). NIPT is a highly accurate screening test that can be performed early during pregnancy and provides the woman and her clinician with important information regarding the genetic health of the fetus.

    This patient-clinician connection activity will demonstrate counseling strategies for discussing NIPT with patients. One vignette will focus on a patient considering NIPT; the second will focus on discussing the NIPT results, encompassing “negative,” positive,” and “no-call/indeterminate” outcomes.

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. GLC resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

    Lorraine Dugoff, MD
    Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Chief, Reproductive Genetics Division
    Maternal Fetal Medicine and Reproductive Genetics
    Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA

    Contracted Research: Sequenom/LabCorp, Progenity, Inc.

    Reviewers/Content Planners/Authors:

    • Sean T. Barrett has nothing to disclose.
    • Barry A. Fiedel, PhD, has nothing to disclose.
    • Amanda Hilferty has nothing to disclose.
    • Jennifer Hoskovec, MS, CGC, receives consulting fees from BillionToOne  and CAPS
    • Robert Schneider, MSW, has nothing to disclose. 
  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    • Explain the benefits and disadvantages of noninvasive screening tests compared with the traditional fetal chromosomal aneuploidy screening tests.
    • Identify counseling strategies that will facilitate clinician/patient discussions surrounding both noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) usage considerations and sharing of test results (negative/positive/”no call”).
    • Explain the role of NIPT in a general obstetrical population.
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of ob-gyns and certified nurse midwives.

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    Global Learning Collaborative is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Global Learning Collaborative designates this enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Provider

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    Omnia Education is the leading provider of education for women’s health professionals. Our activities are recognized nationwide for providing credible, relevant, and practical information on issues impacting the female patient. Additionally, our unique focus has transformed the CME learning environment, and our ability to help learners recognize and overcome barriers to optimal performance and optimal patient outcomes has positioned us as a leader in women’s health education.

  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Illumina.

  • Disclaimer

    The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of GLC and Omnia Education. This presentation is not intended to define an exclusive course of patient management; the participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting for professional use any of the information provided herein. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to link to a site outside of Omnia Education you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.
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