My son was diagnosed with CF through newborn screening. Recently, my aunt and I had discussed how her daughter (my 1st cousin) was constantly sick with chest infections, and she has to use a neb for breathing treatments often. She's only been able to play with my son a few times since he's been born because she always seems to have a 'chest cold' and we're afraid she will make him sick.
She decided to ease both our minds that she would mention that there is a family history of CF to her pediatrician. Sure enough, he sent her to have a sweat test today. The lab isn't equiped to run the test there, so it had to be sent off to another lab. But the technician said that she was 99% sure she didn't have CF because when you sweat test someone with CF their sweat 'beads up' and sticks together, and that her's didn't. I had never heard this before, and I don't want my aunt to get her hopes up. Have any of you heard this? I'm not sure how long it will be before she gets the results, but I'm praying it's negative.