All women in pregnancy will be offered prenatal
genetic testing. Any and all testing is optional; decisions
about genetic testing in pregnancy are expected to be made by the
individual patient. OB providers and/or a genetic counselor
can help patients make decisions about testing.
We invite you to view the following presentations regarding
information about prenatal genetic testing options, conditions being
tested, and how to decide which testing may be best for you in your
pregnancy. Women of all ages are encouraged to view these videos
early in pregnancy (after pregnancy has been confirmed and before her
new OB appointment).
The following videos contain the information
that was previously presented at the weekly live Prenatal Genetic
Testing Class. It is recommended that you view each video at
least once. If you attended a class in the past year or two,
you may wish to view just Section 3, Genetic Screening and
Diagnosis, to review the current test offerings.
any or all of the following recorded webinars as often as you like…
SECTION 1: Overview of Prenatal Genetic Testing and Decision
SECTION 2: Review of Basic Genetics,
Conditions and Inheritance
SECTION 3: Review of Prenatal Genetic Screening and
Diagnostic Testing Options
This video reviews the current prenatal screening options
available through the military medical system in the National Capital Area. It
also reviews basic information regarding prenatal diagnostic testing, such as
SECTION 4: Review of Carrier Screening for Common
Autosomal Recessive Conditions
This video reviews standard population based carrier
screening for the most common autosomal recessive conditions, such as cystic
fibrosis, sickle cell disease and Tay Sachs disease.