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What are the differences between genetic screening and genetic counseling?
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Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Screening is done by: blood tests when family history, ethnicity or consanguinity confers risk of fetal inheritance of a mutant gene from both parents, thus, of having a disease. Screening for genetic accidents that cause chromosome anomalies is offered to all pregnant women. Folks with inherited disorders are counseled about risk of transmission. The disorder is explained to them & to women with + prenatal screens.
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Last updated Nov 16, 2014
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