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Screening tests, also called filtering tests, are diagnostically predictive tests, especially mass screening of defined population groups using the methods of molecular genetics, to identify the bearers of specific markers for or predispositions to a disease. The many potential applications of the resulting data – economic (working conditions, insurance), sociopolitical (criminal proceedings, preventive health policies), and psychological (early detection of behavioral syndromes, …

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Schlenke, Dorothee, “Screening”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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