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When taking a family history in the genetic clinic

Question : When taking a family history in the genetic clinic : 2135507

6. When taking a family history in the genetic clinic, the nurse will ask information about how many generations in the past?

a. 2

b. 3

c. 4

d. 5

7. A newly pregnant woman asks the nurse what the best time is for a prenatal diagnostic amniocentesis? Which of the following time frames is the basis for the nurses’ response?

a. 7–10 weeks

b. 11–13 weeks

c. 15–17 weeks

d. 20–24 weeks

8. A newly pregnant woman asks the nurse what the best time is for chorionic villus sampling? Which of the following time frames is the basis for the nurse’s response?

a. 8–10 weeks

b. 11–12 weeks

c. 15–16 weeks

d. 19–20 weeks

9. A pregnant client with a family history of cystic fibrosis (CF) asks the emergency department nurse for information about genetic testing. Which of the following actions is most appropriate for the nurse to take?

a. Refer the client to a qualified genetic counsellor.

b. Ask the client why genetic testing is important to her.

c. Remind the client that genetic testing has many social implications.

d. Tell the client that cystic fibrosis is an autosomal-recessive disorder.

10. A male with mild haemophilia asks the nurse, “Will my children be haemophiliacs?” Which of the following responses by the nurse is most appropriate?

a. “All of your children will be at risk for haemophilia.”

b. “Hemophilia is a multifactorial inherited condition.”

c. “Only your male children are at risk for haemophilia.”

d. “Your female children will be carriers for haemophilia.”

11. When carrying out presymptomatic testing, which of the following diseases has a gene that is 100% penetrant?

a. Tay–Sachs disease

b. Fragile X syndrome

c. Cystic fibrosis

d. Huntington’s disease

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