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Committee Opinion No. 691 Summary: Carrier Screening for Genetic Conditions

Overview of attention for article published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, March 2017
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Title
Committee Opinion No. 691 Summary: Carrier Screening for Genetic Conditions
Published in
Obstetrics & Gynecology, March 2017
DOI 10.1097/aog.0000000000001948
Pubmed ID
Abstract

Carrier screening is a term used to describe genetic testing that is performed on an individual who does not have any overt phenotype for a genetic disorder but may have one variant allele within a gene(s) associated with a diagnosis. Information about carrier screening should be provided to every pregnant woman. Carrier screening and counseling ideally should be performed before pregnancy because this enables couples to learn about their reproductive risk and consider the most complete range of reproductive options. A patient may decline any or all screening. When an individual is found to be a carrier for a genetic condition, his or her relatives are at risk of carrying the same mutation. The patient should be encouraged to inform his or her relatives of the risk and the availability of carrier screening. If an individual is found to be a carrier for a specific condition, the patient's reproductive partner should be offered testing in order to receive informed genetic counseling about potential reproductive outcomes. If both partners are found to be carriers of a genetic condition, genetic counseling should be offered. What follows is a detailed discussion of some of the more common genetic conditions for which carrier screening is recommended in at least some segments of the population.

Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 2%
Unknown 80 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 18 22%
Other 12 15%
Researcher 12 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 9%
Student > Bachelor 6 7%
Other 16 20%
Unknown 11 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 30 37%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 24 29%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 2%
Psychology 2 2%
Other 4 5%
Unknown 13 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 February 2017.
All research outputs
#1,874,993
of 12,291,930 outputs
Outputs from Obstetrics & Gynecology
#1,547
of 5,843 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#59,806
of 257,415 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Obstetrics & Gynecology
#58
of 93 outputs
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