A wide range of services
At Children’s, we know that having a child diagnosed with cystic fibrosis can be overwhelming. We offer a range of services to treat children with CF as well as programs to educate families about the disease, including:
- Screening and follow up services for newborns: All newborns at Children’s are screened for CF. About 30 babies are born in Georgia each year with CF. Babies are typically diagnosed at about one month of age, before showing signs of the disease.
- Diagnostic testing: The sweat test is a simple, painless test to diagnose CF.
- Genetic evaluations
- Pulmonary function tests: This test lets us see how well your child’s lungs are working.
- Bronchoscopy: This test examines your child’s throat, larynx, trachea and lower airways.
- Nutrition monitoring
- Support groups: Children’s has established a CF Family Advisory Council—made up of a group of our patients' parents—who serve as an advisory group to the Emory Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center, the Emory+Children’s Pediatric Program and the Scottish Rite Affiliate Pediatric Program. We also have a Family Mentor Program to match families facing CF with trained, veteran parents. And, our CF Transition Program helps children with CF achieve a full, independent life.
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Our cystic fibrosis team is committed to excellence and innovation in pediatric CF research. In conjunction with Emory University School of Medicine and Georgia Institute of Technology, we are actively involved in the development of new treatments and therapies for children with CF.
Learn more about research at Children's
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation clinical trials finder
To find Cystic Fibrosis clinical trials being conducted by Children's and Emory, enter “Atlanta, GA” into the “Location” filter on the left side and adjust the “Distance Willing to Travel” field to “within 50 miles”.