American College of Medical Genetics standards and guidelines for interpretation and reporting of postnatal constitutional copy number variants.
Genomic microarrays used to assess DNA copy number are now recommended as first-tier tests for the postnatal evaluation of individuals with intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorders, and/or multiple congenital anomalies. Application of this technology has resulted in the discovery of widespread copy number variation in the human genome, both polymorphic variation in healthy individuals and novel pathogenic copy number imbalances. To assist clinical laboratories in the evaluation of copy number variants and to promote consistency in interpretation and reporting of genomic microarray results, the American College of Medical Genetics has developed the following professional guidelines for the interpretation and reporting of copy number variation. These guidelines apply primarily to evaluation of constitutional copy number variants detected in the postnatal setting.
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Kearney, H. M., Thorland, E. C., Brown, K. K., Quintero-Rivera, F., South, S. T., & Working Group of the American College of Medical Genetics Laboratory Quality Assurance Committee (2011). American College of Medical Genetics standards and guidelines for interpretation and reporting of postnatal constitutional copy number variants. Genetics in medicine : official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics, 13(7), 680–685. https://doi.org/10.1097/GIM.0b013e3182217a3a
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine