Cystic Fibrosis Testing

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Cystic Fibrosis

Nemours helps children recieve the expert Cystic Fibrosis treatment and care they need.

Nemours’ cystic fbrosis (CF) teams teach children and their families about CF and how to manage the condition on a daily basis. Our CF programs are nationally accredited as CF Care Centers by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Membership in this network helps us to ensure that children living with cystic fibrosis get the expert treatment they need to live longer, healthier lives.

Learn More About Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. It makes kids who have it more vulnerable to repeated lung infections. This is because it causes the lungs to produce thick, sticky mucus that clogs the airways. The intestines are also affected in a way that interferes with the body’s ability to digest and absorb food.

Our team of health care providers works together to support your child and family, educating you about cystic fibrosis treatment and how to manage the condition on a daily basis. We focus on meeting the needs of our patients from birth to age 18.

Nemours offers:
  • newborn screening
  • diagnostic testing, the gold standard of which is a sweat test performed in one of our state-of-the-art laboratories
  • cystic fibrosis treatment for newly diagnosed infants and children
  • long-term care plans
  • assistance with transitioning our teenage patients to adult CF programs