My son is dealing with encopresis (involuntary soiling). As part of the long line of various professionals we have seen/will be seeing, the specialist paed has recommended a sweat test. Someone from Westmead called me today to book.
When I went online to learn more about what the test would involve, I noted that it seems to be solely as a screen for CF.
I am a bit puzzled, as I was tested before having children (my first cousin has two children with CF, hence the concern). I am not a carrier. I also had a clear amnio with my son, with CF one of the genetic orders tested for via that process.
The paed can be a bit difficult to reach, though I know that I will have to follow up directly with her. Just want to get some input from parents of kids with CF and/or those in the know about sweat tests.
Am I missing something? Does the sweat test have any other purpose?
Thanks for any insights.