Cystic Fibrosis Australia provides support & services to people with CF and their carers & families. This is complemented by a commitment to research and a quality improvement program focussing on improved clinical care for people with CF.

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Role of pathology in cystic fibrosis

A baby is born with cystic fibrosis (CF) every four days. Pathology testing via newborn screening is often the first opportunity to diagnose this life-shortening genetic condition. Throughout life, Australians with Cystic Fibrosis will rely on pathology to quickly diagnose respiratory infections and guide selection of antibiotics to cure these effectively and quickly. During adulthood, pathology services provide genetic information for family planning and lifetime management of the condition.

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Karyn’s story



Karyn Synnott, a mother of two from Hobart, knows that without pathology, her daughter Ashlee would not have been able to manage her Cystic Fibrosis and grow up to be such an “inspirational” young woman.


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