Genetic testing that can reveal the predispositions for the onset of cystic fibrosis or identify the cause of your problems. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a serious multi-organ disease affecting the lungs, digestive tract, pancreas, sweat glands and male reproductive tract. The disease is caused by a mutation in the CFTR gene.
It manifests itself mainly by repeated respiratory infections and impaired absorption of nutrients, which subsequently leads to a general failure to thrive. In men, it causes infertility. A mutation in both copies of the gene is required to cause the disease. This usually occurs when a child inherits a defective copy of the gene from both parents. Single mutation carriers are not affected by the disease. In the Czech Republic, one in 34 people carries the CFTR gene mutation.
Gene specification: CFTR gene (50 mutations)
You will receive the result within 15 working days.
The examination is covered by public health insurance in indicated cases; please make an appointment for a genetic consultation.detailed information