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Table 3 Basic investigations results of 31 Iraqi CF patients

From: Molecular analysis of CFTR gene mutations among Iraqi cystic fibrosis patients

Lab. Test No. (%)
Sweat chloride test Range = 61–132 mmol/L
Mean = 97.13 mmol/L
31 (100%)
Abnormal liver function tests Elevated ALT, AST, ALP 18 (58.1%)
Increased total serum bilirubin 13 (41.9%)
Low total serum protein 12 (38.7%)
Sputum culture Pseudomonas aeruginosa 6 (19.3%)
Klebsiella spp. 2 (6.5%)
No growth 15 (48.4%)
Not performed 8 (25.8%)
Stool test for presence of fat Positive (5+ fat droplet) 26 (83.9%)
Negative (no fat) 5 (16.1%)
  1. ALT alanine aminotransferase, AST aspartate aminotransferase, ALP alkaline phosphatase