- Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) National Guideline Clearing House Guidelines for Screening for Fetal Chromosomal Abnormalities 2007
A comprehensive resource for practitioners including scope, methodology, recommendations, and evidence base
- American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Practice guidelines on screening for fetal chromosomal abnormalities, recommendations and supporting evidence
- American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. 2007. ACOG practice bulletin no. 88, December 2007. Invasive prenatal testing for aneuploidy. Obstet Gynecol 110:1459–1467.
- ACOG Committee on Practice Bulletins. 2007. ACOG practice bulletin no. 77: Screening for fetal chromosomal abnormalities. Obstet Gynecol109:217–227.
- American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG)
Practice Guidelines on the delivery of prenatal testing for Down syndrome and other conditions
Driscoll DA, Gross SJ, Professional Practice and Guidelines Committee.2008. First trimester diagnosis and screening for fetal aneuploidy. GenetMed 10:73–75
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Comprehensive resource regarding Down syndrome, screening, development and genetics and links to additional information including fact sheets in English and Spanish
Practice Guidelines for Communicating a Prenatal or Postnatal Diagnosis of Down Syndrome: Recommendations of the National Society of Genetic Counselors
Kathryn B. Sheets & Blythe G. Crissman & Cori D. Feist & Susan L. Sell & Lisa R. Johnson & Kelly C. Donahue & Diane Masser-Frye & Gail S. Brookshire &Amanda M. Carre & Danielle LaGrave & Campbell K. Brasington.
Guidance for genetic counselors and other healthcare providers about the key elements of Down syndrome and how to communicate this diagnosis to ensure that families receive up-to-date and balanced information, delivered in a supportive and respectful manner. Includes an extensive bibliography and resources for families and providers.
- Toward Concurrence: Understanding Prenatal Screening and Diagnosis of Down Syndrome from the Health Professional and Advocacy Community Perspectives
The University of South Carolina’s Genetic Counseling Program and the University’s Center for Disability Resources hosted a meeting of representatives of the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG), and National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) on November 16 and 17, 2008, in Columbia, South Carolina. The goal of the “Consensus Conversation” was to promote greater understanding of each organization’s perspective on prenatal screening and diagnosis as it relates to Down syndrome.
- University of Kentucky, Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute
Information for families and physicians, videos, printable resources, screening, diagnostic tests and evidence-based practices when delivering a diagnosis of Down syndrome
This information is provided by the Department of Public Health.