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Cystic Fibrosis Carrier Screening - Is Screening Accurate?

The blood test can detect whether a person is a carrier of cystic fibrosis (CF) in about 9 out of 10 CF carriers.2 This rate is not the same among all racial and ethnic groups. There is a small risk that you may be a CF carrier even when the test results are negative.

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Last Updated: June 15, 2011
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