Which test for cystic fibrosis is appriate in a newborn? Should cow's milk be avoided for infants with CF? At what age should screening for colorectal cancer begin in persons with CF? Answers and 4 more questions follow.
Question 1. Which of the following is not a test used for screening for CF in newborns?
A. IRT test
B. Sweat chloride test
C. CFTR genetic testing
D. Both B and C
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