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Cystic Fibrosis Carrier Screening - What Is Carrier Screening?

Cystic fibrosis (CF) carrier screening is a blood test that determines if you are a carrier of one of the defective genes that causes CF. The test can help you determine if you and your partner have an increased chance of having a child born with CF.

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

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    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
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