The need for quality improvement in sweat testing infants after newborn screening for cystic fibrosis

Vicky A. Legrys, Susanna A. McColley, Zhanhai Li, Philip M. Farrell

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Abstract

The proportion of insufficient sweat tests after positive newborn screening for cystic fibrosis was determined. Infants ≤3 months old had a mean (±standard deviation) rate of 7.2% (±7.6) (range, 0% to 40%). Collection methods did not affect the rates. The high and variable rates indicate a need for quality improvement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1035-1037
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Volume157
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2010

Keywords

  • CAP
  • CF
  • CFF
  • CLSI
  • Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute
  • College of American Pathologists
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • NBS
  • Newborn screening
  • QNS
  • Quantity not sufficient

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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