n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Laboratory tests in the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis : more about... chemical pathology

Volume 30, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common autosomal recessive disorder among white individuals, and occurs in all South African population groups. Recent evidence suggests a prevalence of 1 in 2 000 among white South Africans and 1 in 12 000 in the coloured population. In black South Africans carrier frequency estimates have been used to project the incidence of 1 in 4 624 live births.

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