News

US endorses testing for cystic fibrosis in pregnant women

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7090.1297e (Published 03 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1297
  1. Norra Macready
  1. 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 …

    View Full Text

    Sign in

    Log in through your institution

    Free trial

    Register for a free trial to thebmj.com to receive unlimited access to all content on thebmj.com for 14 days.
    Sign up for a free trial

    Subscribe