cascade screening

Pronunciation:(kas-KADE SKREE-ning)

Definition: A systematic process for the identification of individuals at risk for a hereditary condition. The process begins with the identification of an individual with the condition and/or a pathogenic variant associated with the condition and then extending genetic testing to his/her at-risk biological relatives. This process is repeated as more affected individuals or pathogenic variant carriers are identified.GeneticsHealth professional

2017-10-03