It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Cystic Fibrosis Message Board

Positive sweat test after nbs?

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-26-2013, 02:03 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: WV
Posts: 49
mommazwieback HB User
Positive sweat test after nbs?

Ok, so apparently cycstic fibrosis is part of a newborn screening... And my sons must have been negative, because it was never mentioned. But now he has respiratory problems, recurrent resp distress. He has had pneumonia 2x, bronchitis, bronchilitis, etc. Hospitalized 3 times in the past year and a half. Doctors are leaning toward.asthma but have decided to do the sweat test, just to be safe.

Im scared. Has anyone in here had a positive sweat test after a negative new born screen?

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 03-10-2013, 12:41 PM   #2
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 3
AuntyShannon HB User
Re: Positive sweat test after nbs?

How old is your son? Depending on where you are located (I am in Alberta, Canada) prescreening was only introduced in 2008 for most Canadian provinces. I am not sure about anywhere other than Canada's prescreening procedures...

That being said, I have an 8 year old son that was not prescreened at birth. We found out in 2011 that both my husband and I are both carriers of the CF gene. That terrified us because like you, our son had pneumonia 3 times before his 3rd birthday. The first time he got it he was 8 weeks old! He suffered through cold after cold and ear infection after ear infection. We took him in for the sweat test pretty sure that he would be diagnosed with CF. But luckily it came back well within the normal range. Sometimes kids just have a weaker immune system. So try to stay positive....

I am also pretty sure that if they are prescreened and it comes back negative that the tests are very accurate.

Good luck with the test!!! I'm sure everything will turn out just fine....

Closed Thread

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:15 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!