Genetic Screening Quiz

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If you’re worried about your chances of developing a disease like cancer or heart disease as a result of your parents having it, then perhaps it might be wise to get yourself a genetic screening test done. Even if you don’t have any cause for it, a screening test could potentially save your life, as catching a life-threatening illness early is a huge help in treatment. What do you know about genetic screening? Let’s find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the most common form of genetic screening?
    • A. 

      Ultrasounds

    • B. 

      Carrier Testing

    • C. 

      Aminiocentesis

    • D. 

      Environmental test

  • 2. 
    Which one of these is not a type of genetic screening?
    • A. 

      Newborn screening

    • B. 

      Carrier testing

    • C. 

      Muatation testing

    • D. 

      Prenatal testing

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Testing the amniotic fluid around the fetus

    • B. 

      Blood sampling from a newborn

    • C. 

      Creating a family pedigree to determine if the baby will have a certain disease

    • D. 

      High frequency sound waves

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      1950 America

    • B. 

      1934 Norway

    • C. 

      1925 Germany

    • D. 

      1937 Iceland

  • 5. 
    When can carrier testing be done?
    • A. 

      As a newborn

    • B. 

      As an adult or child

    • C. 

      As an unborn fetus

    • D. 

      Prenatal testing