Cystic Fibrosis

During pregnancy our doctors offer special testing to determine if you and possibly your partner carry a gene that may cause a specific medical condition.  This is referred to as Genetic carrier screening.  One of the most common medical disorders which we test for is called Cystic Fibrosis (CF).

An Overview of Cystic Fibrosis

Testing for Cystic Fibrosis

If the mother is tested and found to be a carrier of one of the genes then the father will be tested.  If both parents are noted to be a carrier then the child has a 50% chance of being a carrier and 25% chance of being affected by the disease.

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