Wow, I can understand your confusion.
Ok, the guidelines I have for sweat tests is:
<40mmol/l is not CF
40-60mmol/l is a borderline-grey area, the test should be repeated, or a genetics test done.
>60mmol/l is a definate postive result.
I don't get where the doc got his figure of 55 from. The figures I've give you, are the standard guidlines across the UK and in Austrailia too. Not checked up the guidelines for the US but, surely as everyone measures on the sweat test in mmol/l then they should all have to same guidelines:S
Plus, it seems people are less likely to stick to set guidlines over there. That's the image I've created anyway-because there seems to be no definate set guidlines for the US and it alters with every doc you see.
I hope someone can find something for both your sons and daughters symptoms. Things are so much harder when you don't know the root of a problem, and you're left guessing until someone finds a treatment.
Hope evrything goes well
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