Cystic Fibrosis Newborn Screening

The state of Ohio now performs newborn screening for cystic fibrosis (CF). The screening test helps find babies who might have CF so that they may be treated early. Early treatment means that there is a better chance that a baby with CF will grow up with fewer complications and an improved quality of life.

Information for New Parents About Their Visit

Your pediatrician has explained to you that your baby’s newborn screen came back positive for cystic fibrosis. You have been referred to University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Leroy W. Matthews Center for Cystic Fibrosis for a confirmatory test called a “sweat test.”