Genetic Counseling for Fragile X Syndrome: Recommendations of the National Society of Genetic Counselors.


Journal Article

The National Society of Genetic Counselors' (NSGC) recommendations for fragile X syndrome (FXS) genetic counseling are intended to assist health care professionals who provide genetic counseling for individuals and families in whom the diagnosis of FXS is strongly suspected or has been made. The recommendations are the opinions of genetic counselors with expertise in FXS counseling and are based on clinical experience, a review of pertinent English language medical articles, and reports of expert committees. These recommendations should not be construed as dictating an exclusive course of management, nor does 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 a particular client.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • McIntosh, N; Gane, LW; McConkie-Rosell, A; Bennett, RL

Published Date

  • August 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 303 - 325

PubMed ID

  • 26141473

Pubmed Central ID

  • 26141473

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1059-7700

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1023/A:1009454112907


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States