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.
Risk categorization for oversight of laboratory-developed tests for inherited conditions: an updated position statement of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG)This document represents an update to the proposed approach of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) to categorize laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) for inherited conditions according to risk.1 Risk classification has historically been a determinant of whether, and to what extent, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has overseen and regulated clinical tests. LDTs for constitutional variants continue to proliferate without a comprehensive federal regulatory framework in place.
Risk categorization for oversight of laboratory-developed tests for inherited conditionsThis document represents the proposed approach of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) to classify laboratory-developed tests for inherited conditions. Risk classification has been the determinant of whether or not medical tests are overseen and regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Therefore, because laboratory-developed tests for germline mutations continue to proliferate without sound regulatory frameworks in place, an ACMG-appointed workgroup of laboratorians and clinicians considered the medical risks and implications resulting from germline mutation analysis in a variety of contexts to develop the proposed approach.