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Testing

In this section, you will learn about the most common tests ordered for CF patients. 

At diagnosis, we perform several tests to help us make the diagnosis and determine what treatment you will require. 

After diagnosis, we ask all CF patients to have annual studies.  Annual studies are a critical part of your ongoing care and are strongly recommended by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  They are an important tool we use to help you monitor your (your child's) health, nutrition status and the progress of your lung disease.  Our goal is to help you (your child) remain as healthy as possible. 

Routine testing is also done at every clinic visit.  This includes pulmonary function testing and sputum cultures. 

Bronchoscopy is also described in this section. 

If you have any questions about the tests we perform, please feel free to discuss with the team.