Parents opt for free screening for cystic fibrosis

A study assessing the attitudes of would-be Victorian parents to screening for cystic fibrosis (CF) has found that most believe the service should be publicly funded.

Screening for CF, which affects the lungs and digestive system, is currently only available in Victoria’s private sector via the Victorian Clinical Genetics Services (VCGS) and costs more than A$200 per test.

CF is the most common life-threatening genetic disorder in Australia where a baby is born with the disease every four days.

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