Population-based carrier screening for cystic fibrosis in Victoria: the first three years experience.

@article{Massie2009PopulationbasedCS,
  title={Population-based carrier screening for cystic fibrosis in Victoria: the first three years experience.},
  author={John Massie and Vicki Petrou and Robyn Forbes and Lisette Curnow and Liane Julia Ioannou and Desiree Dusart and Agnes Bankier and Martin B. Delatycki},
  journal={The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology},
  year={2009},
  volume={49 5},
  pages={
          484-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common inherited, life-shortening condition affecting Australian children. The carrier frequency is one per 25 and most babies with CF are born to parents with no family history. Carrier testing is possible before a couple has an affected infant. AIMS To report the outcomes of a carrier screening program for CF. METHOD Carrier screening was offered to women and couples planning a pregnancy, or in early pregnancy, through obstetricians and general… CONTINUE READING
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