Cystic Fibrosis Genetic Testing
(CF Genetic Testing)
CF Genetic Testing is a blood test used to identify people who may have the gene mutation that causes cystic fibrosis. When a person if found to have this gene they are cystic fibrosis ?carriers.? When both parents are carriers, their children will have an increased risk of developing cystic fibrosis. CF Genetic Testing is used to identify carriers, diagnose newborns, or identify CF in an unborn baby. Early detection of cystic fibrosis is very important, since many complications associated with CF can be avoided.
A positive result for the presence of the gene mutation does not mean that you will develop CF; while a negative result does not mean you will not develop CF. There are a number of tests more specific to CF that will be run following a positive result.
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