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Genetic Counselling

The Center offers a Genetic Counselling Service to the following people:

  • Family members of cystic fibrosis patients or carriers
  • Couples where both partners are carriers of a cystic fibrosis gene mutation
  • Prenatal diagnosis by villocentesis (information available for pre-implantation diagnosis)
  • Parents with ultrasonographic evidence of hyperechogenic foetal bowel
  • Assisted reproduction couples with obstructive azoospermia / bilateral congenital atresia of the vas deferens in the male partner
  • Patients with chronic/relapsing pancreatitis, with CFTR gene variant(s): further investigation for genes involved in pancreatitis
  • Suspected cystic fibrosis or CFTR-related disorder

For all cases not included in the above categories, genetic testing for cystic fibrosis can be carried out at the blood collection center of the city’s other hospital Borgo Roma.

Appointment request forms:


Head of Service
Dr Paola Melotti

Secretary: Giorgia Veronesi
Geneticists: Paola Melotti, Francesca Pauro

Times and Contact Details

Mon-Fri 10:00-12:00

045 812 3419

Certified mail (required when sending documents):