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    Default Anyones Bub had to have a Sweat Test??

    DS has to have a sweat test, along with other kinds of tests tomorrow & was just wondering if anyone knows whats involved & how do they do it
    im not exactly sure what they are looking for??

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    Hi - I have heard of newborn babies being sweat tested for Cystic Fibrosis but I'm not sure if that is what they'd be looking for with your bub or not since he's almost 1 year old??

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    I'm no expert, but a sweat test is usually done if they suspect cystic fibrosis?? Is that possible?

    I have no direct experience of it, I was just reading up on it as it was suspected Louie had CF. (He doesn't)

    Wiki has a good page which explains how they do it - it sounds pretty non invasive, so hopefully H won't mind it...
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    yep they did mention cystic fibrosis, i had actually forgotten about that..... they said they really doubt it would be, but just want to rule out every possibility.
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    I would say that's all it is MM - they just need to be able to rule out everything. I am sure everything is fine and as easy as it is for me to say, I hope you're not too stressed or worried, again I know that's easy for me to say but I'm sure everything is fine. *hugs* to you.

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    thanks hun

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    Yerp Miki has had a sweat test, they was checking for CF, they test for CF in most bubs that have gastric issues, respiroty issues or FTT. I hope your lil mans comes bak all clear

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    Ava had the sweat test done because her Guthrie test came back abnormal.

    Turns out she's 'just' a carrier of CF. My husband and I both had bloods done and he is also a carrier. Apparently I am not. Fingers crossed I don't have a rare strain they don't test for, at any rate.

    To be honest it's not the most enjoyable test, but there are much worse I am sure.

    They put some stuff on the baby then the electrodey pad thingamajigs then they wrap them up so they will sweat.
    Ava was crying through most of hers but the boobie calmed her a bit. The nurse said not to worry, crying is good because it makes them sweat more and it saves you having to do it again if they can't get enough. Heh.

    We also got the results the same day so at least you don't have to wait forever.

    I hope your bub gets the all clear as well

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    I've had many sweat tests done as a child. They're quite unpleasant (unless techniques have changed since the 70's), but not unbearable. It was to test for CF as mentioned above.


 

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