In an effort to emphasize the importance of genetic testing and to facilitate high-value genetics services by all clinicians, the ASBrS and the NSGC recognize the common goal of delivering quality genetic testing as part of optimal patient care for our patients.
The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) recommends that laboratories, healthcare providers, patients, and individuals seeking genetic testing consider and be informed of the risks, benefits, and limitations of obtaining, releasing, and/or sharing raw genetic and genomic data. NSGC...
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed lack of access to genetic counseling as a significant problem as hospitals mitigate the spread of the virus by delivering remote healthcare services. Genetic counselors’ lack of recognition in Medicare laws and regulations prevents genetic counselors from delivering
The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) recommends that patients and their healthcare practitioners jointly collect family health history (FHH) to facilitate comprehensive risk assessment for routine and specialty care/
In addition, NSGC supports standards to integrate appropriate FHH inf
The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) advises consumers to consider the risks, limitations, and psychological implications of genetic testing for themselves and their families before purchasing an at-home genetic test (i.e. direct-to consumer, consumer-directed, consumer initiated, etc)