What Is CF?

  1. About Cystic Fibrosis

    Learn about cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that affects the lungs, pancreas, and other organs, and how to treat and live with this chronic disease.

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  2. Role of Genetics in CF

    About 30,000 people in the U.S. have cystic fibrosis, a rare genetic disease. The majority of people with CF are diagnosed by age 2 thanks to newborn screening tests. If you have CF or are considering testing for it, knowing about the role of genetics in CF can help you make decisions about your health care.

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  3. Diagnosed With Cystic Fibrosis

    Diagnosing cystic fibrosis is a multistep process. A complete diagnostic evaluation should include a sweat chloride test, a genetic test, and a clinical evaluation at a CF Foundation-accredited care center.

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  4. Testing for CF

    Diagnosing cystic fibrosis is a multistep process. A complete diagnostic evaluation should include a newborn screening, a sweat chloride test, a genetic or carrier test, and a clinical evaluation at a CF Foundation-accredited care center.

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