Heel stick (heel prick) Sweat test DNA analysis Measurement test
Heel stick (heel prick)
Early detection of children with CF brings health benefits. Since May 1, 2011, all children in the Netherlands have been screened for CF through the heel prick test.
The sweat test is the most commonly used diagnostic test for cystic fibrosis. By measuring the salt content in sweat, cystic fibrosis can be detected. In individuals with CF, the amount of salt in sweat is significantly elevated.
Blood is examined for the presence of the genetic traits associated with CF (Cystic Fibrosis).
By measuring voltage differences in the nasal or rectal mucosa. This test is only performed when the sweat test and blood test do not provide clarity.