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How do they diagnose CF in baby?

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Dr. Robert Fink
Pediatrics
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In brief: Newborn screening

All states now screen newborn infants for cf.
However, not all infants identified by newborn screening will have cf, many will only be carriers of the CF gene. Diagnosis of CF requires confirmation at a CF center by sweat testing or genetic analysis.

In brief: Newborn screening

All states now screen newborn infants for cf.
However, not all infants identified by newborn screening will have cf, many will only be carriers of the CF gene. Diagnosis of CF requires confirmation at a CF center by sweat testing or genetic analysis.
Dr. Robert Fink
Dr. Robert Fink
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
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In brief: Sweat Test

CF children have incresed amount of chloride in their secretions which can be measured in sweat.
Also bloodwork work and genetic testing.

In brief: Sweat Test

CF children have incresed amount of chloride in their secretions which can be measured in sweat.
Also bloodwork work and genetic testing.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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