In what way is cystic fibrosis inherited?

CF is recessive. Cystic fibrosis is a disorder passed thru the genes of both parents, silent in the carrier parent & expressed in the affected kid who has inherited an affected gene from both parents.One mutation(delta 509) is the most common but others occur and variations in intensity do occur. I believe you can have carrier testing to see if u carry a gene, then avoid a starting a pregnancy with another carrier.

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What is cystic fibrosis? How is it inherited?

CF is recessive. Cystic fibrosis is a disorder passed thru the genes of both parents, silent in the carrier parent & expressed in the affected kid who has inherited an affected gene from both parents.One mutation(delta 509) is the most common but others occur and variations in intensity do occur. The defect produces a variety of serious changes primarily in the lungs and digestive tract impairing life. Read more...

What is cystic fibrosis? How is it inherited?

CF is recessive. Cystic fibrosis is a disorder passed thru the genes of both parents, silent in the carrier parent & expressed in the affected kid who has inherited an affected gene from both parents.One mutation(delta 509) is the most common but others occur and variations in intensity do occur. The defect produces a variety of serious changes primarily in the lungs and digestive tract impairing life. Read more...

If you were a carrier of cystic fibrosis, how do you test to see if your unborn child has inherited it?

CF. First you need to determine if the father of the baby is also a carrier of the disease as CF is a recessive disease. Therefore both parents need to be carriers and even then there is only a 25% chance the baby is affected. Doing either cvs or amnio can determine if the fetus is affected by cf. If only one parent is a carrier. Screening post natal is recommended. Read more...

What is a good way to get checked up for cystic fibrosis?

Sweat chloride test. Talk to your physician who can direct you and order a test, if indicated. The gold standard test is the sweat chloride test. Blood testing may also be available, again, if indicated. Read more...