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Cystic fibrosis


Other Names for this Disease
  • CF
  • Mucoviscidosis
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What are the current genetic tests for cystic fibrosis? How much do they cost?

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What are the current genetic tests for cystic fibrosis?

CFTR is the only gene known to be associated with cystic fibrosis. Reasons for genetic testing or screening of this gene may include:[1]

More information about genetic testing for cystic fibrosis is available on The National Human Genome Research Institute’s Web site and can be viewed by clicking here.

Last updated: 6/22/2012

How much does genetic testing for cystic fibrosis cost?

The cost for genetic testing for cystic fibrosis depends on the laboratory and the type of testing being performed. Genetic Testing Registry provides a listing of the laboratories that conduct clinical genetic testing for cystic fibrosis. You can access this list by clicking here. Please note that most of the laboratories listed through Genetic Testing Registry do not accept direct contact from patients and their families; therefore, if you are interested in learning more, you will need to work with a health care provider or a genetics professional.
Last updated: 3/14/2014

How can I find a genetics professional in my area?

Genetics clinics are a source of information for individuals and families regarding genetic conditions, treatment, inheritance, and genetic risks to other family members. More information about genetic consultations is available from Genetics Home Reference. To find a genetics clinic, we recommend that you contact your primary healthcare provider for a referral.

The following online resources can help you find a genetics professional in your community:

Last updated: 6/22/2012

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