Your QuestionWhat are the current genetic tests for cystic fibrosis? How much do they cost?
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- Diagnosis in individuals with symptoms of CF or with congenital absence of the vas deferens (CAVD)
- Prenatal diagnosis of a fetus at risk
- Carrier testing for at-risk relatives and their reproductive partners or for population screening
- Preimplantation genetic diagnosis for pregnancies at high risk for CF
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.
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:
- GeneTests has a searchable directory of US and international genetics and prenatal diagnosis clinics.
- The National Society of Genetic Counselors provides a searchable directory of US and international genetic counseling services.
- The American College of Medical Genetics has a searchable database of US genetics clinics.
- The University of Kansas Medical Center provides a list of US and international genetic centers, clinics, and departments.
- The American Society of Human Genetics maintains a database of its members, which includes individuals who live outside of the United States. Visit the link to obtain a list of the geneticists in your country, some of whom may be researchers that do not provide medical care.
- Moskowitz SM, Chmiel JF, Sternen DL, Cheng E, Cutting GR. CFTR-Related Disorders. GeneReviews. February 19, 2008; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bookshelf/br.fcgi?book=gene&part=cf. Accessed 2/20/2009.