Genetics and cystic fibrosis: a focus on carrier testing
NLM Title Abbreviation
Identification of mutations in the cystic fibrosis (CF) gene makes is possible to offer carrier testing for family members of people with CF. However, this may also be used for more controversial purpose such as the carrier testing of minors, inclusion of CF testing in newborn screening, and screening for the CF gene in adults in the general public. Pediatric nurses provide information, advocacy referral, and psychosocial support for people who want to learn more about the genetic aspects of cystic fibrosis.
Cystic Fibrosis -- Familial and Genetic, Carriers, Genetic, Genetic Screening, Genetics, Genetic Screening -- Psychosocial Factors, Diagnostic Errors, Support, Psychosocial, Privacy and Confidentiality, Genetic Screening -- In Infancy and Childhood, Discrimination, Pediatric Nursing, Child
Published Article/Book Citation
The definitive version was published in Pediatric nursing, 21:5 (1995) pp.444-448.
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