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Risk assessment

Definition(s)

Calculation of an individual's risk, employing appropriate mathematical equations, of having inherited a certain gene mutation, of developing a particular disorder, or of having a child with a certain disorder based upon analysis of multiple factors including family medical history and ethnic background

Definition from: GeneReviewsThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. from the University of Washington and the National Center for Biotechnology Information

Related discussion in the Handbook

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: December 16, 2014