Familial Pulmonary Fibrosis Genetic Counseling Program
1.800.423.8891 ext. 1097
Pulmonary fibrosis is a disease characterized by progressive scarring of the lungs, which robs patients of the ability to breathe. Most cases are of unknown cause, and are called Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis or IPF. An estimated 10-15 percent of IPF patients have a form of the disease that runs in families, called familial pulmonary fibrosis. Recent research has identified two genetic mutations that are associated with familial pulmonary fibrosis, and tests for those mutations have recently become available to the public.
National Jewish Health collaborates with the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis and the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation to provide genetic counseling for familial pulmonary fibrosis patients.
Learn more about the genetic counseling program on our Familial Pulmonary Fibrosis site, developed by the Center for Genes, Environment, and Health.