I haven't been diagnosed nor have I had the sweat test.
However, we have a customer, in her late 40's recently diagnosed with CF. She goes to her Dr 4 times a month, just to stay on top of her lungs.
All along she thought she had allergies.
harris, are you okay? I haven't seen you around for awhile.
Yes, i'm fine thanks for asking. Started back to school!! With school, work, and single mom to 3 special needs children.....well I have been bbbuuuusssyyy!
I have had this crud for 2 years and doctors have ruled out allergies, asthma, and other things. I cough up this thick salty green stuff and because of past stomach problems....and they finally decided to do a sweat test. It was negative but dr believes it was false negative. See lady at lab didn't think she collected enough sweat so she kept resetting timer and eventually just took it and tested it anyway. So I was told if not enough sweat was collected it would still read but just give a false negative.
at 10:32 PM on Jul. 7, 2013
Not sure about genetic test. Guess I'll find out more at appt tomorrow. I've just never heard of false negatives or even cystic fibrosis for that matter.
at 11:01 PM on Jul. 7, 2013