We offer numerous clinical services to our patients, including:
Lung Function Testing
We provide a number of tests that measure pulmonary function in CF patients. We offer routine monitoring for children 5 years and older.
Blood or cheek brushings are collected and tested for CF disease-causing gene mutations.
CF patients are sometimes susceptible to opportunistic infections. Our partner hospital is certified by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) to use specialized culture media to isolate and characterize common organisms from the CF lung, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus and Burkholderia cepacia.
Fiber Optic Bronchoscopy
Using fiber optic technologies, we may directly visualize the airways, collect mucus secretions from the lower airways for culture, and to remove mucus plugs from the airways.
Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
Through our exercise tests we have the capability to determine levels of physical activity and exercise tolerance in patients with CF, allowing us to prescribe exercise programs improve lung function and quality of life.