How Prenatal and Postnatal Genetic Testing Works


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What is genetic testing?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a reason why genetic testing is important?

2. Why is prenatal genetic testing ordered for patients?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will measure your comprehension of what genetic testing is and the importance of getting genetic testing done. You will be tested on postnatal genetic tests and prenatal genetic tests.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the following assessment tools to gauge your knowledge of:

  • Genetic testing
  • Why genetic testing is important
  • Most common method of prenatal genetic testing

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz will allow you to master the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the genetic testing lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the most common method of prenatal genetic testing
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about different prenatal genetic tests

Additional Learning

To learn more about genetic testing, read the lesson called How Prenatal and Postnatal Genetic Testing Works. The lesson includes the following objectives:

  • Identify what genetic testing is and the importance of this testing
  • Review what prenatal genetic testing is and the different types of genetic disorders that can be detected during pregnancy
  • Learn about the different between the triple marker screen, chorionic villus sampling and amniocentesis