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National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: What is Cystic Fibrosis?
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National Society of Genetic Counselors

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Sources Used in Current Review

(2011 June 1). What is Cystic Fibrosis? National Heart Lung and Blood Institute [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/cf/ through http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Accessed August 2012.

Sharma, G. (2012 May 15). Cystic Fibrosis. Medscape Reference [On-line information]. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1001602-overview through http://emedicine.medscape.com. Accessed August 2012.

Barclay, L. (2011 March 26). ACOG Updates Cystic Fibrosis Screening Guidelines. Medscape Today News from NewsObstet Gynecol. V 117:1028-1031. [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/739658 through http://www.medscape.com. Accessed August 2012.

Kaneshiro, N. (Updated 2012 May 16). Cystic Fibrosis. MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000107.htm. Accessed August 2012.

(2011 May 8). About Cystic Fibrosis, Frequently Asked Questions. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.cff.org/AboutCF/Faqs/ through http://www.cff.org. Accessed August 2012.

Mayo Clinic Staff (2012 June 13). Cystic fibrosis. MayoClinic.com [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.mayoclinic.com/print/cystic-fibrosis/DS00287/DSECTION=all&METHOD=print through http://www.mayoclinic.com. Accessed August 2012.

American College of Medical Genetics. Technical Standards and Guidelines for CFTR Mutation Testing, 2006 Edition.

Timothy S. Uphoff, Ph.D., D(ABMG), MLS(ASCP)CM.  Section Head Molecular Pathology Laboratory, Marshfield Labs, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield WI.

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Pagana, Kathleen D. & Pagana, Timothy J. (2001). Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference 5th Edition: Mosby, Inc., Saint Louis, MO.

NIDDK (July 1997). Cystic Fibrosis Research Directions. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) [NIH Publication No. 97-4200]. Available online at http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health/endo/pubs/cystic/cystic.htm through http://www.niddk.nih.gov.

CFF. Sweat Testing Procedure and Commonly Asked Questions. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.cff.org/publications01.htm through http://www.cff.org.

Tait, J., et. al. (26 March 2001). Cystic Fibrosis. GENEReviews [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.genetests.org/.

Mayo Clinic (2001, February 09). What is Cystic Fibrosis? Mayo Clinic [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.mayoclinic.com/invoke.cfm?objectid=2CEBF76F-D36A-4D15-B937BFF91AB51438 through http://www.mayoclinic.com.

MEDLINEplus (2002, January 2, Updated). Cystic Fibrosis. MEDLINEplus Health Information [On-line Information]. Available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000107.htm.

MEDLINEplus (2002, January 2, Updated). Sweat Electrolytes. MEDLINEplus Health Information [On-line Information]. Available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003630.htm.

MEDLINEplus (2002, January 2, Updated). Trypsin and chymotrypsin in stool. MEDLINEplus Health Information [On-line Information]. Available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003594.htm.

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Peter Jacky, PhD, FACMG. Director of Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics, Airport Way Regional Laboratory, Portland, OR.

(July 2008) National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Diseases and Conditions: What is Cystic Fibrosis? Available online at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/cf/cf_what.html through http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Accessed January 2009.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Treatments: Lung Transplantation. Available online at http://www.cff.org/treatments/LungTransplantation/ through http://www.cff.org. Accessed January 2009.

Liou TG, Adler FR, Cox DR, Cahill BC. Lung transplantation and survival in children with cystic fibrosis. N Engl J Med. 2007 Nov 22; 357(21):2 143-52. Available online through http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed. Accessed January 2009.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. About Cystic Fibrosis. Available online at http://www.cff.org/AboutCF/ through http://www.cff.org. Accessed January 2009.

American Lung Association. What is Cystic Fibrosis? Available online at http://www.lungusa.org/site/apps/nlnet/content3.aspx?c=dvLUK9O0E&b=4294229&ct=5290039 through http://www.lungusa.org. Accessed January 2009.

Denise I. Quigley, PhD, FACMG. Co-Director Cytogenetics/Molecular Genetics, Airport Way Regional Laboratory, Portland, OR.

Peter Jacky, PhD, FACMG. Director of Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics, Airport Way Regional Laboratory, Portland, OR.

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