Information that can help you plan.
When you’re planning a family, it’s natural to worry about the health of your baby. Many parents choose to have genetic testing to learn more about conditions that could affect their family.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is one of the most common inherited health problems. Most people who carry mutations (changes) in the gene for CF don’t know it. If you and your partner both carry a mutation, your baby could inherit CF. The only way to know your risk is to be tested. You and your doctor can use your test results to learn about your risk and make informed decisions about what’s right for you during your pregnancy.
The test we've developed, the HerediT™ Cystic Fibrosis Carrier Screen, is the best in class for determining whether you or your partner is a carrier for cystic fibrosis. The test is available for everyone, and may be especially useful if you or your partner has a family history of CF or have other findings that indicate an increased risk for CF, so ask your doctor about the HerediT Cystic Fibrosis Carrier Screen.