Neurofibromatosis type 1 in genetic counseling practice: recommendations of the National Society of Genetic Counselors

J Genet Couns. 2007 Aug;16(4):387-407. doi: 10.1007/s10897-007-9101-8. Epub 2007 Jul 17.


The objective of this document is to provide recommendations for the genetic counseling of patients and families undergoing evaluation for neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) or who have received a diagnosis of NF1. These recommendations are the opinions of a multi-center working group of genetic counselors with expertise in the care of individuals with NF1. These recommendations are based on the committee's clinical experiences, a review of pertinent English language medical articles, and reports of expert committees. These recommendations are not intended to dictate an exclusive course of management, nor does the use of such recommendations guarantee a particular outcome. These recommendations do not displace a health care provider's professional judgment based on the clinical circumstances of an individual patient.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Controlled Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Genetic Counseling / methods*
  • Genetic Testing / psychology
  • Humans
  • Neurofibromatosis 1 / genetics*
  • Neurofibromatosis 1 / psychology*
  • Phenotype