The statement can be found as of this link: The statement emphasizes NIPS as a screening clearly, and not diagnostic, test. It continues on to highlight the advantages of higher recognition rates and lower false positives rates associated with NIPS versus maternal serum screening, and it underscored the need for first trimester ultrasound of screening modality regardless. ACMG recommends both pre-test and post-test counseling to inform women about NIPS lab tests in regards to benefits and limitations. As a screening test, NIPS can lead to both false false and positive negative results. Related StoriesJumping genes: a marker for early cancer analysis? Ariosa shares ACMG's view that NIPS is a effective and safe prenatal testing choice for women that are pregnant and that it should be responsibly introduced into clinical practice.People,’ the authors write. ‘This observation suggests that other factors may contribute to the increased risk of suicide among doctors. Usage of lethal medications and understanding of how to use them has been suggested as one factor; however, the influence of professional characteristics and forms of distress other than depressive disorder are generally unexplored.’ Tait D. Shanafelt, M.D., of Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., and colleagues surveyed associates of the American University of Surgeons in 2008.