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The number of different laboratories that perform genetic testing for cystic fibrosis is increasing. However, there are a limited number of quality control and other reference materials available, none of which cover all of the alleles included in commercially available reagents or platforms. The...
Abstract Patients develop cystic fibrosis because of a variety of homozygous recessive mutations, including single nucleotide polymorphisms, insertions, and deletions, in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator ( CFTR ) gene, or because of compound heterozygosity for two mutations in the CFTR...