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The Current State of Genetic Counseling Before... [J Genet Couns. 2013] - PubMed - NCBI

The Current State of Genetic Counseling Before... [J Genet Couns. 2013] - PubMed - NCBI

Prenatal Testing

J Genet Couns. 2013 Aug 24. [Epub ahead of print]

The Current State of Genetic Counseling Before and After Amniocentesis for Fetal Karyotyping in Japan: A Survey of Obstetric Hospital Clients of a Prenatal Testing Laboratory.


LabCorp Japan, G.K., 2F, Tsukiji MT Building, 2-11-9 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0045, Japan,


Pregnant women undergoing prenatal genetic testing should receive genetic counseling so they can make informed decisions. We examined the current state of providing genetic counseling in Japan to pregnant women before they elected amniocentesis for prenatal diagnosis of chromosome abnormalities and after test results were completed, and explored the opportunity for expanding access to certified genetic counselors (CGC) at clinical practices offering amniocentesis. An anonymous survey was mailed to the 298 hospitals that referred amniotic fluid specimens to LabCorp Japan in 2009. Most genetic counseling was provided by the obstetrician alone; 73.8 % (76/103) of pre-amniocentesis, 82.5 % (85/103) if normal results, and 49.4 % (44/89) if abnormal results. Respondents spent limited time in genetic counseling; 57.3 % spent <10 0.0001="" 45.8="" 54.0="" 88.3="" abnormal="" an="" and="" annually="" are="" available="" cgc="" clinical="" come="" counseling.="" counseling="" currently="" do="" employment="" essential="" for="" from="" genetic="" geneticists="" have="" hospitals="" improve="" in="" indicated="" indicates="" is="" japan.="" likely="" limited="" md="" min="" more="" nbsp="" normal="" not="" of="" opportunities="" p="" practice="" pre-amniocentesis="" quality="" responses="" results.="" results="" role="" specimens="" spent="" submitted="" supported="" ten="" than="" that="" the="" there="" this="" to="" university="" were="" while="">
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