Title

Screening for genetic disorders

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

1-1-1989

NLM Title Abbreviation

J Pediatr Health Care

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Pediatric Healthcare

Abstract

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.

Keywords

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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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/1545