Neonatal cystic fibrosis screening - Results
Cystic fibrosis screening - neonatal; Immunoreactive trypsinogen; IRT test
If the test result is negative, the child likely does not have cystic fibrosis. However, if the baby has symptoms of cystic fibrosis, further testing may be needed.
What abnormal results mean:
An abnormal (positive) result suggests that your child may have CF. However, it is important to remember that a positive screening test for cystic fibrosis does not diagnose cystic fibrosis. If your child's test is positive, further tests will be done to confirm the possibility of CF.
Not all children with a positive result have CF.
- Reviewed last on: 6/1/2011
- Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
Farrell PM, Rosenstein BJ, White TB, et al. Guidelines for diagnosis of cystic fibrosis in newborns through older adults: Cystic fibrosis consensus report. Pediatrics. Aug 2008;153(2).
Boat TF, Acton JD. Cystic fibrosis. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 18th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 400.
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