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Carrier testing is offered to individuals (A) who have family members with a genetic condition; (B) who have family members who are identified carriers; and (C) who are members of ethnic or racial groups known to have a higher carrier rate for a particular condition.

carrier testing

Revised: 2-5-04

Related Terms: autosomal recessive; carrier; heterozygote; homozygote; molecular genetic testing; mutation; X-linked dominant; X-linked recessive

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