Genetic Birth Defects: Risk Factors, Epidemiology, and Testing Video


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This is a test that takes a sample of the placenta:

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1. This test takes a sample of amniotic fluid:

2. Which of these is NOT a genetic birth defect:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and corresponding quiz can help you assess your knowledge of genetic birth tests. Practice questions gauge your understanding of terms like the placenta and amniotic fluid.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The placenta
  • Amniotic fluid
  • Genetic birth defects
  • Screening tests

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet combo can be used to help you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the placenta
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve genetic screening practice problems
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about genetic birth defects in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about screening tests for genetic birth defects, review the lesson on Genetic Birth Defect Tests and Risks. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Determine what a birth defect is
  • Learn the risks of genetic birth tests
  • Examine why screening tests are given
  • Compare and contrast carrier and screening tests
  • Explain what tests are done to amniotic fluid and the placenta