6 doctors weighed in:
How can you get checked for cystic fibrosis?
6 doctors weighed in

2 doctors agree
In brief: Sweat test
The best test for cystic fibrosis is a sweat test.
Why do you think you need tested?

In brief: Sweat test
The best test for cystic fibrosis is a sweat test.
Why do you think you need tested?
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees
In brief: See doctor
They will order appropriate tests. Please see cff.Org.

In brief: See doctor
They will order appropriate tests. Please see cff.Org.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
In brief: History, physical
The first thing that a pulmonologist will do is ask you questions about your history of breathing problems, stomach issues, infections, etc.
Breathing tests, a chest xray and a ct scan may follow. If these are all pointing to unexplained bronchiectasis, a sweat chloride test will follow... If this is abnromal the diagnosis is made. If it is indeterminate, a genetic test might follow.

In brief: History, physical
The first thing that a pulmonologist will do is ask you questions about your history of breathing problems, stomach issues, infections, etc.
Breathing tests, a chest xray and a ct scan may follow. If these are all pointing to unexplained bronchiectasis, a sweat chloride test will follow... If this is abnromal the diagnosis is made. If it is indeterminate, a genetic test might follow.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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