Sweat testing in newborns positive to neonatal screening for cystic fibrosis

Taccetti, G.; Festini, F.; Braccini, G.; Campana, S.; De Martino, M.
September 2004
Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Fetal & Neonatal Edition;Sep2004, Vol. 89 Issue 5, pF463
Academic Journal
Sweat chloride concentrations above 40 mmol/l are unusual in newborns screened for cystic fibrosis and should be followed up. Centiles of sweat chloride concentrations in newborns positive to cystic fibrosis neonatal screening are presented. There are not significant correlations between age at sweat testing and sweat chloride concentration or quantity of sweat collected.


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