genetic screening

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genetic screening

n.
The analysis of DNA samples to detect the presence of a gene or genes associated with an inherited disorder.

genetic screening

Molecular diagnostics The screening of a person's serum for molecular markers that indicate an ↑ susceptibility to inherited or acquired diseases with a genetic component GS candidates Cystic fibrosis, PKU, sickle cell disease, Tay-Sachs disease

fa·mil·i·al screen·ing

(fă-mil'ē-ăl skrēn'ing)
Examination directed at close relatives of probands with diseases that may lie latent, as in age-dependent dominant traits, or that may involve risk to progeny, as in X-linked traits.

genetic screening

The use of AMNIOCENTESIS or CHORIONIC VILLUS SAMPLING before birth to obtain fetal cells or a small portion of fetal tissue on which chromosomal, and to some extent gene, studies can be made. A number of serious genetic disorders can, in this way, be diagnosed at a very early stage after conception so that the option of terminating the pregnancy can be considered.