carrier screening

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car·ri·er screen·ing

indiscriminate examination of members of a population to detect heterozygotes for serious disorders and counsel about the risks of marriages with other carriers, and by prenatal diagnosis where a married couple are both carriers; often sacrifices specificity to sensitivity and is most effectively applied to populations known to be at high risk.
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car·ri·er screen·ing

(kar'ē-ĕr skrēn'ing)
Indiscriminate examination of members of a population to detect heterozygotes for serious disorders and provide subsequent counsel about the risks of marriages to other carriers, and by prenatal diagnosis when both spouses in a married couple are both carriers.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

carrier screening

, carrier identification
Performing genetic tests on a person to see if he or she may carry a recessive trait that might be expressed after mating with another carrier of the trait. It is used in high-risk families or populations to screen for illnesses such as cystic fibrosis, Gaucher's disease, and Tay-Sachs disease.
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The DNA-based detection tests make comprehension of phenotype-genotype correlates more convenient than the conventional methods and enhance the accuracy of carrier identification. To date, there were few reports available on bovine inherited disorders from Pakistan which targeted Bos taurus and Bubalus bubalis (Nasreen et al., 2009; Mehmood et al., 2011, Imran et al., 2012).
Screening immediate family members for carrier identification and counselling: A cost-effective and practical approach.
These polymorphisms can be employed to determine the inheritance pattern of F9 alleles within families that can thus help in carrier identification.3
NANPA also oversees the assignment of area codes, central office codes, carrier identification codes, and other numbering resources throughout the United States, Canada, Bermuda and various Caribbean countries.
This is also known as Carrier Identification (CID).
Therefore, genetic testing remains the most reliable way of carrier identification and to establish genotype.
At the urging of the world's satellite operators concerned about radio frequency interference, the Satellite Users Interference Reduction Group (SUIRG) has expanded its efforts to have Carrier Identification (ID) implemented in the signals transmitted to and received from satellites.
It could be carried out for carrier identification; for pre-natal testing of the foetus during pregnancy( PNT); for preconceptional testing of the embryo in assisted reproduction (IVF) referred to as pre-implantation genetic diagnosis( PGD; for newborn screening and lastly at a later stage of life for late onset of genetic conditions.
In the present study, swabs from transplanted patients and healthcare workers aimed at carrier identification. Our results showed that no patient was considered as previously colonized and no professional was considered a MRSA carrier.
"The identification of genes after mapping is a step forward for honing the diagnostic tools used for diagnostic testing and carrier identification," he said.
Carrier identification. Relative quantitative real-time PCR permits specific testing of single exons in patients in whom a particular large deletion type is examined.
Your practice should search reimbursement by carrier identification

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