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Practice guideline: joint CCMG-SOGC recommendations for the use of chromosomal microarray analysis for prenatal diagnosis and assessment of fetal loss in Canada
  1. Christine M Armour1,
  2. Shelley Danielle Dougan2,
  3. Jo-Ann Brock3,4,
  4. Radha Chari5,
  5. Bernie N Chodirker6,7,
  6. Isabelle DeBie8,
  7. Jane A Evans7,
  8. William T Gibson9,10,
  9. Elena Kolomietz11,
  10. Tanya N Nelson9,12,13,
  11. Frédérique Tihy14,
  12. Mary Ann Thomas15,16,
  13. Dimitri J Stavropoulos17
  14. On-Behalf-Of the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists
  1. 1 Department of Genetics, Children’s Hospital of Eastern and Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  2. 2 BORN Ontario, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  3. 3 Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dalhousie University Medical School, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  4. 4 Department of Laboratory Medicine, Dalhousie University Medical School, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  5. 5 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  6. 6 Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  7. 7 Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  8. 8 Department of Medical Genetics and Core Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory, McGill University Health Centre, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  9. 9 Department of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  10. 10 Department of Medical Genetics, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  11. 11 Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  12. 12 Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, BC Children’s and BC Women’s Hospitals, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  13. 13 Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  14. 14 Service de Génétique Médicale, CHU Sainte-Justine, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  15. 15 Department of Medical Genetics, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  16. 16 Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute for Child and Maternal Health, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  17. 17 Genome Diagnostics, Department of Pediatric Laboratory Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Dr Christine M Armour, Department of Genetics, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Canada; carmour{at}cheo.on.ca

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  • Contributors CMA, SDD, JAB, RC, BNC, IDB, JAE, WTG, EK, FT, MAT, TNN, and DJS conceived and developed the content. CMA, SDD, RC, IDB, JAE, WTG, EK, FT, MAT, TNN and DJS drafted the initial version. All authors critically revised the article and approved the final version.

  • Funding The authors also acknowledge funding from The Hospital for Sick Children Centre for Genetic Medicine and the University of Toronto McLaughlin Centre.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors CMA, SDD, JAB, RC, BNC, IDB, JAE, WTG, EK, FT, MAT, TNN, and DJS conceived and developed the content. CMA, SDD, RC, IDB, JAE, WTG, EK, FT, MAT, TNN and DJS drafted the initial version. All authors critically revised the article and approved the final version.

  • Funding The authors also acknowledge funding from The Hospital for Sick Children Centre for Genetic Medicine and the University of Toronto McLaughlin Centre.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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