US endorses testing for cystic fibrosis in pregnant womenBMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7090.1297e (Published 03 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1297
- Norra Macready
- Irvine, California
Doctors should offer testing for cystic fibrosis (CF) to people with a family history of CF and the partners of people who have the disease, according to recommendations issued last week by a panel convened by the National Institutes of Health. The panel also recommended that CF testing be offered to pregnant women and couples currently planning a pregnancy.
However, the panel did not advocate testing for the general population, nor did it recommend that newborn infants be screened …