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Cystic Fibrosis – Diagnosis & Treatments

Prenatal Test

If cystic fibrosis runs in the family, then a prenatal test should be done during your pregnancy. This can help you know whether the genes of your baby are normal or not. Nevertheless, this can be a personal option that you need to discuss with your family and healthcare provider in advance. During the procedure, the doctor will get fluids around the fetus from your amniotic sac with a needle. It could be performed at the office of your doctor and do not cause any pain. Another option is to take a placenta sample via the cervix and vagina. [2]