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Doctor insights on: Cystic Fibrosis Test During Pregnancy

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Will cystic fibrosis mutation test detect Down syndrome during pregnancy?

Will cystic fibrosis mutation test detect Down syndrome during pregnancy?

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 separate lab. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can you tell me more about cystic fibrosis and pregnancy?

Can you tell me more about cystic fibrosis and pregnancy?

Possible: Cystic fibrosis female patients can have children. It's always a good idea to coordinate this with your CF doctor and your OBGYN. ...Read more

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How could i make sure I have a healthy pregnancy, I have cystic fibrosis?

How could i make sure I have a healthy pregnancy, I have cystic fibrosis?

Talk to your doctor: Talk to your CF doctor and your high-risk obstetrics doctor. Making your nutrition the best and controlling lung infections are crucial and adjusting your medications for best safety while pregnant are important. If you are generally in good health and take good care of yourself, pregnancy can go very well. ...Read more

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How typical are false positives on cystic fibrosis tests?

Not Typical: Certain rare conditions can also lead to high sweat chloride levels (the gold standard test for cystic fibrosis). However, these rare conditions (there's a list) will cause the patient to exhibit different symptoms than those consistent with cystic fibrosis, so the sweat chloride test is considered to be reliable in diagnosing CF in conjunction with the patient's history and physical exam. ...Read more

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How frequent are false positives on cystic fibrosis tests?

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 used and the lab it is performed in. I only trust a result that is performed in a center that is certified by the cystic fibrosis foundation. Some reasons for false positives include: lab error, malnutrition, & eczema. ...Read more

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What is a test for cystic fibrosis?

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. ...Read more

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How do you test for cystic fibrosis?

Sweat test: Special test of an imbalance of chloride movement in the membranes. ...Read more

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Cystic fibrosis sweat test -- who gives it?

Cystic fibrosis sweat test -- who gives it?

DNA vs. sweat tests: For sweat tests, do not trust a laboratory which is not accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. "Sweat tests should be done at a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-accredited care center". See http://www.cff.org/AboutCF/Testing/ ...Read more

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Where can I go to get a cystic fibrosis lung function test?

Where can I go to get a cystic fibrosis lung function test?

See pulmonologist: Consult physician who is pulmonologist ,physician specializing in lung diseases,for examination and advice. Xray examination of chest may be part of workup. Blood and sweat tests are also utilized. ...Read more

Dr. William Walsh
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Cystic Fibrosis (Definition)

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder of the lungs and digestive tract. It causes recurrent lung infections and inhibits growth in patients. Average life expectancy of patients with cystic fibrosis ...Read more