Diagnosing CF: sweat, blood and years

Elborn, J. S.; Bradley, J. M.
July 2006
Thorax;Jul2006, Vol. 61 Issue 7, p556
Academic Journal
The article presents the use of algorithms in the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis (CF), which was worked out by the Diagnostic Working Group of European experts. The usual methods employed for CF diagnosis are sweat testing, genotyping, nasal potential difference and measurements of intestinal currents. The algorithms can be used following clinical suspicion of CF and may lead to the classification into classic or non-classic or even exclusion of CF.


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