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What is the name of the child's test for cystic fibrosis?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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 stimulated sweat is elevated.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Sweat Chloride Test: There are several tests including newborn screening. The sweat test is considered the most common screening test for children. It is highly accurate if performed correctly and if there is adequate sweat collected.

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What is a test for cystic fibrosis?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
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 usually still confirmed by genetic testing.

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