Prenatal testing and diagnosis

Cure is mum's ultimate goal

As little Victor McCusker approaches his first birthday, his mother Lauren has one thing on her mind. "We're hoping for a cure for cystic fibrosis. That's the ultimate goal," Mrs McCusker said this week. Victor was diagnosed with the life-threatening disease…

Can my child inherit CF-Cystic Fibrosis carrier screening

Couples who are pregnant or who are planning a pregnancy can be tested for CFTR gene mutations to determine the degree of risk that their child will be born with cystic fibrosis. If both parents carry a CF mutation, the…

Is your child newly diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis?

If your child is diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis... When a child is initially diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, it can be an very emotional and difficult time for the entire family. Thanks to advancements made in treatment and care, people with cystic fibrosisi are…

Prenatal screening and testing for CF

Carrier screening of (future) parents Couples who are pregnant or who are planning a pregnancy can be tested for CFTR gene mutations to determine the degree of risk that their child will be born with cystic fibrosis. If both parents carry…

Diagnosis of CF

Cystic fibrosis may be diagnosed by many different categories of testing such as newborn screening, sweat testing or genetic testing.   Newborn screening Although newborn or neonatal screening programs have shown to be effective, newborns are not not systematically screened for CF. Only a…

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