In the U.S., newborn screening is common in all 50 states and babies can be diagnosed early

Cystic Fibrosis 1

In the U.S., newborn screening is common in all 50 states and babies can be diagnosed early

Since the genetic cause of cystic fibrosis is known, a blood test is all that is needed to detect the presence of the defective gene. Prenatal screening and testing to see if an otherwise healthy parent is a carrier of the defective gene are also possible.


Source: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/cf/.

Accessed December 2014