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Cystic fibrosis

Knowledge for life

Genetic testing also allows future parents to discover if they carry a mutation and what their chances are of having a child with the disease and to make informed family planning and life decisions.

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A global challenge
Estimates suggest that more than 160,000 people globally live with cystic fibrosis. It is a life-threatening disease that can significantly impair a patient’s quality of life and reduce longevity.

Modern diagnostics and therapeutics have extended the life expectancy of many cystic fibrosis sufferers substantially the last decades.

Call to action on CFTR
Next-generation DNA testing plays a core role in diagnosing cystic fibrosis and in screening future parents for the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) mutations associated with the disease. To have cystic fibrosis, a child must inherit one copy of the CFTR gene mutation from each parent.

Information with impact
More than 2,000 CFTR gene mutations and variants are known. The vast majority of these have a population frequency of less than 0.1 percent and also vary widely across geographical areas and ethnic populations.

Genetic testing identifies CFTR mutations, enabling clinicians to confirm disease quickly in newborn children and ensure rapid treatment. Diagnosis at the prenatal stage helps prepare carrier couples already during pregnancy.

Carrier testing for future parents, including those with a known carrier partner, can provide important information for family planning decisions.


Cover your every testing need

Our genetic screening solutions for cystic fibrosis cover all your testing needs.

CFTR gene mutations vary widely across geographical areas and ethnic populations. At Devyser we have developed a portfolio of cystic fibrosis DNA screening solutions to cover this broad spectrum of need.

Our tests capture all mutations, regardless of geographical region or ethnicity. Their integrated user-friendly software enables routine simplicity in both first-line screening and second-level follow-up.

Prenatal and neonatal needs met
Devyser provides carrier tests for relatives of an affected person, or for those whose partners are known carriers. Our solutions also support prenatal diagnosis for carrier couples and population-based screening of newborn babies to enable rapid treatment.

Fast handling with ease of use
The tests are fast and easy to use. The CE-IVD solution is end-to-end – from sample to result. This saves time, is easy to implement, and is simple to replicate.

A short handling time of 45 minutes increases lab productivity, freeing up technicians to run more tests in a given time frame.


What are the latest trends in genetic screening for cystic fibrosis, and what does scientific research mean for you and your laboratory? Discover more here