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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
39 years experience in Gynecology
Not necessary: if you have no symptoms by age 32, you do not have cystic fibrosis
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Genetic or sweat : Most cases these days are caught at birth by genetic screening tests; rarer forms can be detected by the sweat chloride test. A positive test is usua ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
34 years experience in Pulmonology
Sweat test: Special test of an imbalance of chloride movement in the membranes.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Sweat Test: There is genetic testing testing analyzing dna, but you are probably thinking of a "sweat chloride test". In kids with cf, this chemical test of stimu ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
23 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes. Talk to OB.: Cystic fibrosis is an inherited genetic disorder. Prospective parents can be tested to see they are carriers and discuss with genetic counselor the ch ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Vanko
33 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
CF test: Yes.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience in Interventional Radiology
Good [email protected]: Cff.Org.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
8 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes, Gold Standard: The gold standard for a diagnosis of CF is 2 back-to-back sweat chloride tests. However, the ability to run genetic tests and detect the disease in t ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends on where: Newborn blood screening programs vary from state to state. In California, screening all newborns began around 2007. However, there probably were earli ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Separate study: If you are having the one study done it is simple enough to arrange for the other study at the same time. They are separate tests and often done at a ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fink
46 years experience in Pediatrics
Uncommon: False positive sweat tests to diagnose CF are very uncommon. Genetic testing should never have false positive results. However, newborn screening for ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
30 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
No: There are now hundreds of recessive diseases for which prenatal testing is available, and more are being added all the time, but there are thousands o ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
17 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
As high as 15%: The sweat chloride test is still the gold standard diagnostic test for cystic fibrosis. The accuracy of this test is highly dependent on the method us ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
8 years experience in Family Medicine
Old Days: Back in the "old days, " patients with CF would frequently die, and the autopsy findings of the lungs showed scarring ("fibrosis") and bubbles ("cysts ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
58 years experience in Pediatrics
Prenatal Dx of PKU: Phenylketonuria, pku is the result of the deficiency of the enzyme phenylalanine hydoxylase which converts phenylalanine to tyrosine. There is a prena ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Supportive care: CF patients benefit from active coordinated care involving their pcp and a regional cystic fibrosis care center.These are usually part of a children's ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramesh Kadewari
36 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes and No: Yes, all babies are screened for Cystic Fibrosis in the Newborn screening. No, Cystic Fibrosis cannot be diagnosed with a Chest X- Ray
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
20 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
CF home treatments: Long term care of CF at home requires regular use of airway clearance therapies to keep lungs clear. Several methods to remove secretions with help of ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Newborn screening : for Cystic Fibrosis is done by Immunoreactive Trypsinogen, IRT. If the IRT level is ^, DNA tests for CF gene mutations are done on blood on the Guth ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Your decision: in the end. These findings in the first trimester usually carry a poor outlook for survival of the baby but there have been many reports of resolutio ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Some and yes: The cf-DNA can detect many genetic anomalies but it is not 100% and when positive is usually confirmed by an amniocentesis for a full karyotype. The a ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
8 years experience in Family Medicine
Not Typical: Certain rare conditions can also lead to high sweat chloride levels (the gold standard test for cystic fibrosis). However, these rare conditions (the ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience in Pediatrics
Cystic Fibrosis: It is possible to have multiple mutations for cystic fibrosis on one copy of a gene. There are more than 1700 mutations of the cystic fibrosis gene. ... Read More
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