SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Counsyl, a DNA testing and genetic counseling service, today announced it will present significant research findings on the clinical impact of expanded carrier screening (ECS) at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Scientific Congress and Expo on October 15-19 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
In August 2016, Counsyl published the largest ECS study to date (n = 346,790) in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), which found that widespread implementation of ECS would significantly increase the detection of pregnancies affected with serious conditions across ethnicities. Data from this study, two new scientific research posters, and noteworthy updates on carrier screening detection rates and methodology will be available at the Counsyl booth (#1909) and discussed in a special presentation by Imran Haque, VP, Scientific Affairs at Counsyl.
Highlighted presentations from Counsyl at ASRM include:
Sunday, October 16
- Pre-Congress Course, PC13: Preparing for Pregnancy and Genetic Testing – What Should You Consider? (8:00am)
Monday, October 17
- Special Presentation: Are You Missing Couples at Risk for Serious Inherited Conditions? (10:30 – 11:15am, Expo Theater Booth)
Wednesday, October 19
- Clinical Utility of Expanded Carrier Screening: Reproductive Behaviors of At-Risk Couples (Poster P-708, 7:00am)
- The Frequency of Incidental Findings in Expanded Carrier Screening (Talk O-211, 11:15am)
“Counsyl is committed to sharing data with the scientific and clinical community,” said Imran Haque. “We look forward to helping physicians identify more at-risk couples with expanded carrier screening.”
Counsyl currently offers three genetic screening services:
- Family Prep Screen: Detects couples at risk of passing inherited health conditions onto their children.
- Informed Pregnancy Screen: Clarifies true risk for common aneuploidies, sex chromosome abnormalities, and microdeletions.
- Inherited Cancer Screen: Identifies individuals at elevated risk for hereditary cancers.
The Counsyl booth will also feature demos that showcase how the company’s services help to support healthcare providers and their patients at every step of the genetic testing process, with pre-test education, billing support, clear results reporting, and on-demand genetic counseling.
Counsyl is a DNA testing and genetic counseling service. We're committed to helping patients understand their DNA and how it can inform important health decisions. Whether it’s starting a family or evaluating risk for cancer, Counsyl's DNA tests provide patients with early awareness about genetic conditions, so they can live informed and prepare for the future. Counsyl has screened more than 600,000 patients and served more than 10,000 health care professionals. For more information, visit www.counsyl.com.