NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – While non-invasive prenatal diagnostic testing methodologies may offer advantages over traditional invasive methods, they also have limitations, and tests such as amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling "should remain an option for patients seeking a definitive diagnosis," the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics said in a policy statement issued last week.

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