Assessment of the family history is the first step in identifying a possible genetic component to disease and is an important- but often overlooked -screening for patients and donors in the IVF clinic. We will review the components of the family history risk assessment, expanded carrier screening and test result interpretation, and an extensive number of case examples along with time for questions and discussion.
By the end of this session, you should have or be able to:
1. Become familiar with how a 3-generation pedigree as a screening tool for each patient can provide insight into specific risks and screening for your patients.
2. Understand the difference between Expanded carrier screening and targeted genetic testing based on family history.
3. Use cases to illustrate the objectives and create deeper understanding and discussion about family history as an essential screening tool for every practice.