Flashcards in genetic screening Deck (9)
purpose of prenatal screening
define the risk of a genetic disease in a low-risk population
assess the risk that a child will have a genetic disease
given if a screening test is positive, to assess whether the disease is present or absent
when can nuchal translucency be seen?
what can be used to detect Down syndrome in 1st trimester
2. nuchal translucency
how early can chorionic villus sampling be done?
as early as 10 weeks
which method of testing for down syndrome results in best sensitivity?
most important initial step in identifying a woman at risk for hereditary cancer