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Essay heading: Cystic Fibrosis
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A Chorionic Villus biopsy test can be preformed by a doctor by conducting an ultrasound to insert a very thin tube through the cervix to the uterus and remove a small portion of the placenta to be tested for CF. A Trypsinogen test is preformed as a new born baby screening to check the baby's risk of having of having CF...
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This test is often ordered when a child is not producing enough sweat to do a Sweat Chloride test. The Sweat Chloride test is the most common and how most parients with CF were diagnosed instead of any type of DNA testing such as blood tests. The main reasons to be tested for the CFTR gene are if there is a family history of the disease existing or you are planning a pregnancy...
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