ACMG Statements and Guidelines
These online statements and guidelines are definitive and may be cited using the digital object identifier (DOI). These recommendations are designed primarily as an educational resource for medical geneticists and other healthcare providers to help them provide quality medical genetics services; they should not be considered inclusive of all proper procedures and tests or exclusive of other procedures and tests that are reasonably directed to obtaining the same results. Please refer to the leading disclaimer in each document for more information.
Addendum: Technical standards and guidelines: Molecular genetic testing for ultra-rare disordersThis document was retired by the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) Board of Directors as of May 20, 2019 with the following addendum.
Addendum: ACMG Practice Guideline: lack of evidence for MTHFR polymorphism testingThis is an addendum to the article available online at https://doi.org/10.1038/gim.2012.165 .
Addendum: Array-based technology and recommendations for utilization in medical genetics practice for detection of chromosomal abnormalitiesAddendum to: Genetics in Medicine 12:742–745 (2010) https://doi.org/10.1097/GIM.0b013e3181f8baad , published online 18 October 2010.
Addendum: American College of Medical Genetics guideline on the cytogenetic evaluation of the individual with developmental delay or mental retardationAddendum to: Genetics in Medicine7:650–654 (2005); https://doi.org/10.1097/01.gim.0000186545.83160.1e , published online 01 November 2005
Technical standards for the interpretation and reporting of constitutional copy-number variants: a joint consensus recommendation of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) and the Clinical Genome Resource (ClinGen)Copy-number analysis to detect disease-causing losses and gains across the genome is recommended for the evaluation of individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders and/or multiple congenital anomalies, as well as for fetuses with ultrasound abnormalities. In the decade that this analysis has been in widespread clinical use, tremendous strides have been made in understanding the effects of copy-number variants (CNVs) in both affected individuals and the general population. However, continued broad implementation of array and next-generation sequencing–based technologies will expand the types of CNVs encountered in the clinical setting, as well as our understanding of their impact on human health.