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Separate study: If you are having the one study done it is simple enough to arrange for the other study at the same time. They are separate tests and often done at a ... Read More

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Cystic Fibrosis: It is possible to have multiple mutations for cystic fibrosis on one copy of a gene. There are more than 1700 mutations of the cystic fibrosis gene. ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
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Confusing post: An estimated 1/26 Caucasians in the US carry at least one CF mutation. Other ethnic groups have a separate carrier status. Your post does not cite you ... Read More
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Dr. Elizabeth Yen
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Varies: Mild CF can vary from recurrent sinus infections, recurrent pneumonia, pancreatitis, fertility problems. One may have no evidence of CF until adulthoo ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Fink
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NO: Over 2, 000 mutations in the cftr gene are known which may cause cystic fibrosis. A child must inherit one mutation from each parent to have cystic f ... Read More
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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
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No: Cystic fibrosis has been associated with over 1500 mutations. A person does not need to have the exact same 2 mutations inherited to have the disease. ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
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CF resource: http://www.cff.org/ Try this one!
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Curiosity: If you have not had any symptoms the genetic testing results are a curiosity, unless you are planning to have a child. Not all "mutations" are pathoge ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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The tests for Cystic fibrosis include:: Genetic testing, Sweat chloride test, Throat culture, Bipolar affective disorder.
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Dr. David Escobar
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Not Typical: Certain rare conditions can also lead to high sweat chloride levels (the gold standard test for cystic fibrosis). However, these rare conditions (the ... Read More
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