Many ways of diagnosing cystic fibrosis

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Many ways of diagnosing cystic fibrosis

Since the genetic cause of cystic fibrosis is known, a blood test is all that is needed to detect the presence of the defective gene. Prenatal screening and testing to see if a healthy parent is a carrier of cystic fibrosis (has one copy of the defective gene) are also possible1

 

  1. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/cf/. Accessed December 2014.