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Cystic Fibrosis Gene Mutation Testing

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder that affects the cells that produce mucus, sweat, and digestive juices. These secreted fluids are normally thin and slippery, but in cystic fibrosis, a defective gene causes the secretions to become thick and sticky. Instead of acting as a lubricant, the secretions plug up tubes, ducts, and passageways, especially in the lungs and pancreas. The Cystic Fibrosis Gene Mutation Testing specifically looks for mutations in the CFTR gene, notably F508, G551D/R553X, and G542X, which are common mutations associated with this disorder.

  • Profile Name: Cystic Fibrosis Gene Mutation Testing
  • Sample Type: Blood
  • Preparations Required: No special preparation is required for this test.
  • Report Time: 6 days

Cystic fibrosis is a serious condition that can cause severe damage to the lungs, digestive system, and other organs in the body. People who have cystic fibrosis inherit two mutated copies of the CFTR gene - one from each parent. Carrier screening and genetic testing can help identify couples at risk for passing on cystic fibrosis to their children and can also confirm the diagnosis in individuals with symptoms of the disease.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Cystic Fibrosis Gene Mutation Testing is a blood test that checks for mutations in the CFTR gene, particularly the F508, G551D/R553X, and G542X mutations, which are associated with cystic fibrosis.

This test is important for diagnosing cystic fibrosis, guiding treatment decisions, and for family planning, as the disorder is inherited.

Individuals with symptoms of cystic fibrosis, couples planning to have children especially if there's a family history of the disease, and family members of those diagnosed with cystic fibrosis should consider taking this test.

A blood sample is taken, usually from the arm, and sent to a laboratory where DNA is extracted and analyzed for the presence of CFTR gene mutations.

If the test detects two mutated copies of the CFTR gene, it is likely the individual has cystic fibrosis. Carriers have one mutated copy.

This test detects the common F508, G551D/R553X, and G542X mutations but there are many other mutations that can cause cystic fibrosis, so not all cases will be detected by this specific test.

There is no cure for cystic fibrosis, but treatments have improved greatly in recent years. Early diagnosis and personalized treatment can significantly improve the quality of life and life expectancy for individuals with cystic fibrosis.

A pulmonologist or a geneticist should be consulted for the management and diagnosis of cystic fibrosis.

If both parents are carriers, each child has a 25% chance of having cystic fibrosis.

Common symptoms include salty-tasting skin, persistent coughing, frequent lung infections, wheezing or shortness of breath, poor growth, and difficulty in bowel movements.

It can affect the respiratory, digestive systems and increase the risk of infections. It often requires daily therapies and medications.

Maintaining a healthy diet, regular exercise, and avoiding smoking or exposure to smoke can be beneficial. Regular medical check-ups are also vital.

Yes, there have been significant advances in treatment, including medications that target the underlying genetic defects in cystic fibrosis. Talk to your doctor about the latest treatment options.

The life expectancy for someone with cystic fibrosis has been increasing over the years and varies depending on various factors including severity, access to health care, and adherence to treatment.

Genetic testing for cystic fibrosis usually needs to be done only once for diagnosis. However, individuals with cystic fibrosis may require regular monitoring and testing to manage the condition.

Understanding your genetic risk for cystic fibrosis can be important for managing health and family planning. This test, specifically looking for the F508, G551D/R553X, and G542X mutations, provides valuable information for the diagnosis and management of cystic fibrosis. If you or a family member have symptoms of cystic fibrosis or if you are planning a family and have a family history of the disease, consider talking to your doctor about genetic testing for cystic fibrosis.

Cystic fibrosis gene Mutation (F508,G551D/R553X,G542X)
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