- The affected individual through whom a family with
a genetic disorder is ascertained; may or may not be the consultand (the
individual presenting for genetic counseling)
Definition from: GeneReviews
from the University of Washington and the National Center for Biotechnology Information
- A proband is an individual being studied or reported on. A proband is usually the first affected individual in a family who brings a genetic disorder to the attention of the medical community.
Definition from: Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms from the National Human Genome Research Institute
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.