Genetic testing for inherited Diseases - Cystic Fibrosis. By: Marki Wong and Rebecca den Hollander. What is Cystic Fibrosis?.
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- Cystic Fibrosis
By: Marki Wong
Rebecca den Hollander
Carrier Unaffected Affected Carrier
The same test is then done on the father’s blood, as both parents must be carriers in order to have a child with Cystic Fibrosis. If the father and mother are carriers, there are two tests which can be performed on the fetus in order to find out if they have Cystic Fibrosis.
This is done around the 16th week of pregnancy. Early amniocentesis is the same test as amniocentesis, except it can be done before the 15th week. Possibly between the 10th – 14th week.