Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Carrier Screen Pregnancy-Info.net Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Carrier Screen Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease affecting breathing and digestion that is caused by an abnormal gene involved in mucus production in the body. The mucus is important in preventing infections and absorbing food within the body. Sufferers of cystic fibrosis lead an average lifespan of 30 years. The CF carrier screen is a blood test is taken by parents to see if they carry the abnormal genes that cause CF, in order to determine the risk of having a child with CF. If the test results show that both parents are CF carriers, your health care provider can test the baby. If the baby has CF, parents can take time before delivery to learn more about the disease and find appropriate specialists. Whether you have the test is your own personal choice, but if you have a family history of CF it is an important test to do
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Cystic Fibrosis Research Inc. CFRI was founded in 1975 as an independent, nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to saving the lives of children and adults who have cystic fibrosis.
Facts About Cystic Fibrosis Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease affecting approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States