Genetic testing can help
people find out if they may be carriers of cystic fibrosis (CF). This type of genetic testing
allows parents to find out if they have an increased chance of having a child
with CF. Anyone who is interested in knowing his or her carrier status can
request the test, but the test can only be ordered by a doctor.
Genetic counseling to help you understand the meaning
and possible results of the test is recommended prior to genetic
CF carrier screening is recommended for all teen and adult females who are pregnant or are thinking about getting pregnant.1
If the test shows that you are a
carrier of cystic fibrosis (CF), your partner should also be tested.
If you had this screening test before, do not get tested again. Give your past results to your doctor.
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September 09, 2014
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