ACOG technology assessment. Genetics and molecular diagnostic testing. Number 1, July 2002. American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2002 Oct;79(1):67-85.


Human genetics and molecular testing is playing an increasingly important role in obstetric and gynecologic practice. It is essential that obstetricians and gynecologists are aware of the advances in our understanding of genetic disease and the fundamental principles of molecular testing and genetic screening as genetics is integrated into routine medical practice. In the future, elucidation of the genetic basis for reproductive disorders, common diseases, and cancer with improved high throughput technology for genetic testing will expand testing opportunities and influence treatment options and prevention strategies.

Publication types

  • Guideline
  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Genetic Diseases, Inborn / diagnosis*
  • Genetic Diseases, Inborn / genetics
  • Genetic Testing / standards*
  • Gynecology / standards
  • Human Genome Project
  • Humans
  • Molecular Biology
  • Obstetrics / standards
  • Pregnancy
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Technology Assessment, Biomedical / standards*
  • United States