Cystic Fibrosis carrier test/screening

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  1. C0606

    C0606 Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone been tested to see whether they are a carrier for cystic fibrosis?

    If so, was this done before or during your pregnancy - and was it through your GP or the midwife?
    I'm currently 9 weeks pregnant and my OH has been told he could be a carrier for cystic fibrosis so made an appointment to see his GP. But on seeing his GP, he seemed baffled on how my OH would get tested and told him it is something that would likely be done through the midwife. Surely that would be to test me and more specifically a screening of the fetus? :wall2:

    Any help would be muchly appreciated! xx
     
  2. knopk@

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    Edit - they are screening newborns with heel prick but you can.request antenatal testibg
     
  3. C0606

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    Ah right! Thanks for the reply.
    Hate having to wait when there's a good chance he could be a carrier, argh! Hopefully I'll be fine then :)
     
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    I confused it with Thalassemia, sorry. You can request testing still

    Tapatalking so cant see signatures
     
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    You can request it for your oh and yourself . I'm a carrier and my daughter has it so if you have any questions feel free to ask
     
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    Ah thank you :) So I would request it once I see my midwife rather than see my GP?
     
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    Your midwife should be able to arrange it for you and refer your partner for one as far as I know. We were tested as a result of my daughters diagnosis so it was a bit different for us x
     
  9. Rednursie

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    My oh is a known carrier of cf (he was tested as a child because 3 of his siblings have cf) and for this reason I was tested during pregnancy. My GP referred me to a genetic specialist as soon as I informed or about my Oh's status. If you don't get referred to a geneticist by your Gp then as TT says your midwife should know how to.
    Why does your husband think he is a carrier?
    I hope you get sorted soon xxx
     
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    His mother is a carrier. She only found out with her youngest child when screenings and fluids were taken just because she was over 35. His sister came up as being cf, however all they picked up was the carrier gene so she doesn't actually have the disease. However yesterday his GP contacted him again out of the blue and is referring him to see a geneticist. So I'm thinking I should wait and see how the results go there as I'm still waiting for my midwife appointment which could be a few weeks still?
     
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    Or you could explain to the geneticist that your pregnant and they may test you as we'll as your oh? As i think the results take a couple of weeks. (Open to correction) The geneticist that I saw in great ormond street when I was pregnant tested oh at same time as me. Xxx
     
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    Genetic testing does take a few weeks the sweat test is a lot quicker but that's only used to confirm that a child actually has the disease I think ? Anyway yeah I would ask your midwife to refer you for testing just explain your partner is having it and its worrying you I would imagine there would be no issue with going ahead and testing you as it's something they will want to know for your baby's health too .

    Babies here are tested at birth I assume it's the same in the uk ? However if there is a generic risk they will do additional tests too .
     

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