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Cystic Fibrosis is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder. This means that if a child inherits two copies of the gene (one from each parent) the child would be affected.
When both members of a couple are identified as carriers, there is a 1:4, of having an affected child. If only one parent is a carrier, then the child would not be at risk for having CF, but there would be a 50% chance for the child to be a carrier of the CF gene.
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is characterised by pulmonary and gastrointestinal abnormalities in infancy and childhood. The clinical features result from abnormalities of the exocrine secretions and susceptibility to respiratory infections in the lower respiratory tract. CF has been described in virtually all ethnic groups, but is more common in Caucasians. CF affects approximately 1:2,500 Caucasians.
A Caucasian individual with no family history of CF has a 1:29 chance of carrying a mutation in the gene for CF. If both members of a couple are diagnosed as carriers of CF, prenatal diagnosis can be confirmed by amniocentesis or CVS during the pregnancy.
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We will send you your Cystic Fibrosis Screen blood test sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.
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