Genetic Screening in Reproductive Health Care : Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Current Concepts in Prenatal Genetics

Genetic Screening in Reproductive Health Care


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Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology 51(1):p 3-23, March 2008. | DOI: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e318160f241


Genetic screening is used to identify individuals who have genetic variations or mutations that are associated with a particular disorder. Genetic screening may be useful to plan for periodic evaluation, implementation of preventive strategies, or initiation of therapeutic interventions. Current practice is to offer carrier screening for certain genetic diseases during the preconception encounter or more commonly as part of early prenatal care.

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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