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.
- Nearly two decades ago, the American College of Medical Genetics (now the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics [ACMG]) Policy Statement “Duty to re-contact” was prescient in highlighting the increasingly important issue of patient re-contact.1 Originally focused on clinical genetics practice, its importance now extends to both medical genomics and medical practice in general. Next-generation genomic testing, including multigene panels, exome sequencing (ES), and genome sequencing (GS), is permitting ever larger amounts of data to be collected on each patient sample, with a corresponding increase in the complexity of the results.