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Genetic counselor lays out the facts about prenatal genetic screening
Prenatal genetic screening, specifically non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), is an important step to check for potential complications during a pregnancy. Recent national news coverage has drawn greater attention to this issue, including a series of articles featured in The New York Times. While the focus this news coverage has drawn to this critical issue is valuable, some essential details are inaccurately represented. As a licensed and certified genetic counselor, I want to lay out the facts so patients have the clearest and most accurate picture of what they need to know about prenatal screening.