Obstetrical Services

 

Cystic Fibrosis Carrier Testing

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited lethal lung disease. Babies born with this condition have problems with digestion, breathing, and sweating.

Children with cystic fibrosis require daily medication and lung therapy to help them breathe. Although their illness is difficult and progressive, these children have normal IQ's and can now live over 20-30 years.

Cystic fibrosis can present with mild to severe symptoms. The extent of a child's illness cannot be predicted prior to birth.