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CF Mutation Panel

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Also known as: Cystic Fibrosis Genotyping; CF DNA Analysis; CF Gene Mutation Panel; CF Molecular Genetic Testing
Formal name: Cystic Fibrosis Gene Mutation Panel

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To detect cystic fibrosis (CF) gene mutations, to establish CF carrier status, and to to evaluate the risk of having a baby with CF; to establish the diagnosis of CF in an individual

When to Get Tested?

As part of routine care when a woman is pregnant or considering pregnancy for the first time; when someone wants to know their carrier status; when screening newborns for CF in some states; when someone has signs and symptoms of CF

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from an infant's heel by collecting a spot of blood onto filter paper; for older children or adults, a blood sample obtained by inserting a needle into a vein in the arm; sometimes a scraping of the inner cheek (buccal swab) or prenatal (amniocentesis or chorionic villus) specimens

Test Preparation Needed?