Preconception and prenatal genomics

Evidence-based point of care tools for health care providers on preconceptions and prenatal topics.

Carrier screening in Canada (Updated Sept 2016)

A set of point of care tools containing the Canadian guidelines for health care providers on pre- and post-conceptional reproductive genetic carrier screening.

Expanded carrier screening (Updated March 2017)

Expanded carrier screening refers to reproductive genetic carrier screening beyond one’s ethnicity and family history.  Here is a pair of point of care tools for health care providers containing tips for offering expanded carrier screening and information on possible results and what to do next.

A Guide to Understanding Prenatal Screening (Updated Jan 2019)

This resource can be used by providers and patients to discuss and decide about prenatal genetic screening in pregnancy. Information is divided into easy to digest sections.

GEC-KO aims to aid the practicing non-genetics health professional by providing informed opinions regarding genetic/genomic conditions, services and technologies that have been developed in a rigorous and evidence-based manner with periodic updating.  The content on the GEC-KO site is for educational purposes only.  No resource should be used as a substitute for clinical judgement.  GEC-KO assumes no responsibility or liability resulting from the use of information contained herein.