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How can I know if I have cystic fibrosis?

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Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Get tested

Testing for cystic fibrosis starts with a sweat test.
If that is abnormal, genetic testing in the blood is used to confirm the diagnosis by finding the specific genetic mutations. In general, people with CF have recurrent pulmonary infections and abdominal discomfort/diarrhea due to fat malabsorption.

In brief: Get tested

Testing for cystic fibrosis starts with a sweat test.
If that is abnormal, genetic testing in the blood is used to confirm the diagnosis by finding the specific genetic mutations. In general, people with CF have recurrent pulmonary infections and abdominal discomfort/diarrhea due to fat malabsorption.
Dr. Brian Bezack
Dr. Brian Bezack
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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Need to be tested

You can only be diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) by testing.
A sweat chloride testing must be done, which is considered the gold standard test for cf.

In brief: Need to be tested

You can only be diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) by testing.
A sweat chloride testing must be done, which is considered the gold standard test for cf.
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
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