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What is the difference between genetic testing and genetic screening?

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To determine: The differences between genetic testing and genetic screening.

Introduction: Genetic testing and genetic screening are used in prenatal screening of pregnant women. These involve some laboratory tests that detect the presence of specific genes responsible for causing genetic disorder.

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The differences between genetic testing and genetic screening are as follows:

No.CharacteristicsGenetic testingGenetic screening
1.DefinitionIt involves the use of methods that determines if someone has a genetic disorder or will develop a genetic disorder in future or is a carrier.It is the systematic search for members of a population with certain genotypes.
2.Target groupIt is done on individuals.It is done on a particular population.
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