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How is cystic fibrosis diagnosed?

Many cases of cystic fibrosis are diagnosed shortly after birth, either through routine genetic testing or if an infant shows characteristic signs of the condition. The diagnosis of cystic fibrosis combines two approaches: testing for the gene mutations that cause the condition and testing for the clinical signs of cystic fibrosis. Prenatal genetic screening for cystic fibrosis is also available.

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Author: Dr Joanne Van der Velden PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Bronchitis

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