Screening for genetic disorders
NLM Title Abbreviation
J Pediatr Health Care
Journal of Pediatric Healthcare
Recent additions to genetic screening programs include DNA testing to identify carriers of certain disorders, presymptomatic detection of certain disorders, newborn screening for hemoglobinopathies, and maternal serum alpha fetoprotein screening during pregnancy. Purposes and limitations of each of these new screening programs are discussed. Responsibilities of nurse practitioners for educating clients about genetic screening tests is emphasized.
Health Screening -- In Infancy and Childhood, Health Screening, Hereditary Diseases -- Prevention and Control, DNA, Prenatal Diagnosis, Alpha Fetoproteins -- Analysis, Genetic Counseling, Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Hemoglobinopathies -- Prevention and Control -- In Infancy and Childhood, Infant, Newborn, Pregnancy, Female, Fetus
Published Article/Book Citation
Journal of Pediatric Healthcare, 3:3 (1989) pp.115-121.
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