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Cystic Fibrosis tests
Cystic Fibrosis

Tests could include:

  • Chest X-Ray
  • Lung Function Tests
  • Sweat Chloride Test
  • History and Physical Exam
  • Cystic fibrosis respiratory culture
  • Lung Volume Test
  • Spirometry
  • Peak expiratory flow rate measurement
  • Cystic Fibrosis Stool Examination
  • Genetic Testing for Cystic Fibrosis
  • Sputum Culture
  • Prenatal Testing
  • An X-ray is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body. When focused on the chest, it can help spot abnormalities or diseases of the airways, blood vessels, bones, and heart.
  • A lung diffusion test is used to examine how your lungs are processing air. It can help your doctor determine how well your respiratory system is working.
  • Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) are a group of tests that measure how well your lungs work. PFTs are also known as spirometry or lung function tests.
  • Sputum is the liquid that comes from your respiratory tract when you cough. Learn about what happens if your doctor orders a sputum culture.
  • A sputum culture helps lab technicians find the bacteria or fungi that might be making you sick. Find out what it's used for and what to expect.
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