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Cystic fibrosis


Other Names for this Disease
  • CF
  • Mucoviscidosis
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Your Question

Is there new information on genes that cause cystic fibrosis? If cystic fibrosis testing was done by amniocentesis 6 years ago, have there been any new findings since then?

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Is there new information on genes that cause cystic fibrosis?

At this time the CFTR gene remains the only gene known to be associated with cystic fibrosis.
Last updated: 6/19/2012

If cystic fibrosis testing was done by amniocentesis 6 years ago, have there been any new findings since then?

Yes. As more frequent testing of the CFTR gene is done, we learn more about the significance of CFTR gene alterations and the presence of other mutations in the CFTR gene.

A genetics professional can help to determine if any additional testing is recommended based on more recent findings. For information about how to find a genetics professional in your community, click here.

Last updated: 6/21/2012