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Committee Opinion No. 693: Counseling About Genetic Testing and Communication of Genetic Test Results

Overview of attention for article published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, April 2017
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Title
Committee Opinion No. 693: Counseling About Genetic Testing and Communication of Genetic Test Results
Published in
Obstetrics & Gynecology, April 2017
DOI 10.1097/aog.0000000000002020
Pubmed ID
Abstract

Given the increasing availability and complexity of genetic testing, it is imperative that the practicing obstetrician-gynecologist or other health care provider has a firm comprehension of the benefits, limitations, and risks of offering a specific genetic test, as well as the importance of appropriate pretest and posttest counseling. The purpose of this Committee Opinion is to provide an outline of how obstetrician-gynecologists and other health care providers can best incorporate these tests into their current practices and provide appropriate pretest and posttest counseling to patients. Obstetrician-gynecologists and other health care providers should determine which tests will be offered as the standard in their practices so that similar testing strategies are made available to all patients. Practices should have procedures in place that ensure timely disclosure of test results to patients. As with any medical test, expectations regarding the performance of a genetic test should be discussed with the patient before the test is ordered. After counseling, patients should have the option to decline any or all testing. Pretest and posttest counseling should be done in a clear, objective, and nondirective fashion, which allows patients sufficient time to understand information and make informed decisions regarding testing and further evaluation or treatment. In addition to counseling each patient about her own personal risk, obstetrician-gynecologists and other health care providers should counsel patients regarding the risk for family members, including their potential to have affected offspring.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 21 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 6 29%
Student > Master 4 19%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 14%
Student > Bachelor 3 14%
Researcher 2 10%
Other 2 10%
Unknown 1 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 33%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 33%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 10%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 5%
Unknown 4 19%

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 21 December 2017.
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#1,887,165
of 12,341,179 outputs
Outputs from Obstetrics & Gynecology
#1,557
of 5,853 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#76,105
of 346,990 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Obstetrics & Gynecology
#58
of 95 outputs
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