CF Gene Mutation Information and Side Effects
... Why get tested?
To detect cystic fibrosis (CF) genetic mutations to establish CF carrier status or to establish the diagnosis of CF in an individual
When to get tested?
When a newborn infant has meconium ileus (no stools in the first 24 to 48 hours of life) or when a person has symptoms of CF (salty sweat, persistent respiratory infections, wheezing, persistent diarrhea, foul-smelling greasy stools, malnutrition, and vitamin deficiency); if a person has a positive sweat chloride or IRT test or a close relative who has been diagnosed with CF; when a patient is undergoing genetic counseling and wants to find out if they are a CF carrier; or for prenatal diagnosis
A blood sample drawn from an infant’s heel; a spot of blood that is put onto filter paper; or a blood sample drawn from a vein in the arm
Lab Tests Online - more...
- CF Gene Mutation (Lab Tests Online)