Cystic Fibrosis test

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ructions Posts: 2689
Just heard this today, the heel prick test will now include testing for Cystic Fibrosis. It starts on July 1. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/hea ... 25449.html
GoldStar Posts: 775
The midwives told me this before I was discharged home. My DD just missed it! Think its great that its being included.
PaniniRoses Posts: 3628
Yeah, it's great news that it is being included in the heel prick, it can be a long and hard route to diagnosis otherwise.
mamabelle Posts: 1101
It's a positive step alright - just wish they had it this month when my DD was born!!
delgirl Posts: 1706
This is great news - I had both my babies in the UK and they both were tested for this during heal prick test. They get tested for about 6 or 7 things on this test over here.
Finallymum Posts: 485
thats good news, seeing as the gene for CF is high in Ireland; the test doesn't take long and can really take away alot of worry from parents!
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