May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a life long illness that causes lung infections and breathing difficulty. While it is seen most commonly in individuals of European, Caucasian, or Jewish descent, individuals of any ancestry may be affected with this condition. In order to inherit CF, both parents must carry a genetic change or mutation in the CF gene. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends CF carrier screen testing to all women planning for pregnancy or who are currently pregnant.
Genetics Center offers both carrier testing and diagnostic testing for CF, including comprehensive gene sequencing and deletion/duplication analysis. For more information, please visit the links below.