0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Letters |

Screening for Cystic Fibrosis—Reply

Wylie Burke, MD, PhD
JAMA. 1998;279(14):1068-1069. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-279-14-jac80003.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

Extract

In Reply.—The statement of the NIH Consensus Development Conference on CF screening1 indicated that CF carrier testing should be offered to individuals planning pregnancy or seeking prenatal testing, as well as to individuals whose relatives have CF. However, the document recognized that unintended coercion might occur if such testing were offered as part of routine prenatal care. To avoid this outcome, the panel recommended that programs providing CF carrier testing should be carefully phased in, with measures to ensure the delivery of counseling to those considering testing. The purpose of counseling would be to ensure prospective test recipients' understanding that CF carrier testing is an optional test, for use in reproductive decision making. When testing indicates that both prospective parents are CF carriers, their reproductive choices might include the decision not to have children or to terminate a pregnancy if prenatal testing indicated CF. Couples not interested in these options might choose against testing.

Topics

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

Letters

CME
Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();