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If you're expecting a baby, how can you test for cystic fibrosis?
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David Escobar
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: See below
Fetal blood obtained through chorionic villi sampling or fetal cells acquired through amniocentesis can be utilized to test for cystic fibrosis.
If both parent is carrier of the gene, their offspring has a 25% chance of having cf. Consult your obstetrician for further details.

In brief: See below
Fetal blood obtained through chorionic villi sampling or fetal cells acquired through amniocentesis can be utilized to test for cystic fibrosis.
If both parent is carrier of the gene, their offspring has a 25% chance of having cf. Consult your obstetrician for further details.
David Escobar
David Escobar
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David Escobar
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Screening
The easiest step is to see whether both parents are carriers of the CF gene; in order for a child to acquire cf, both parents must be carriers.
Otherwise, screening newborn babies for CF is now a standard procedure in all fifty states.

In brief: Screening
The easiest step is to see whether both parents are carriers of the CF gene; in order for a child to acquire cf, both parents must be carriers.
Otherwise, screening newborn babies for CF is now a standard procedure in all fifty states.
David Escobar
David Escobar
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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Blood test
It is a simple blood test that can be done at any gestational age.
Family history of cystic fibrosis should prompt u get the test asap.

In brief: Blood test
It is a simple blood test that can be done at any gestational age.
Family history of cystic fibrosis should prompt u get the test asap.
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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