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Pediatric Pulmonary Care

New Patients

In order to facilitate a timely visit for general pulmonary clinic and asthma clinic, please see and comply with the following:

  • Arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time
  • Send or bring a referral to your clinic visit
  • Bring a disk of any chest X ray imaging performed at facilities outside of Intermountain Healthcare
  • Bring all of your child’s medications with you to clinic

What to expect when you come for a CF Clinic:

Patients new to the CF clinic are encouraged to provide copies of previous clinical notes, sweat chloride testing, genetic testing, lung function testing, microbiology and clinical laboratory testing prior to their first visit. This allows familiarization with the patient’s specific needs prior to be seen.

Patients seen in this clinic are directly sent to clinic exam rooms and are discouraged from waiting in common areas. It is important to arrive at your scheduled time to minimize possible contact of CF patients entering or leaving the clinic. The multidisciplinary team will see the patient in the exam room and be wearing gowns, gloves and if appropriate masks.

What is a sweat test or genetic testing?

A doctor who sees the symptoms of CF will order a sweat test or a genetic test to confirm the diagnosis. A sweat test is the most common test used to diagnose cystic fibrosis and is considered the diagnostic "gold standard." A small electrode is placed on the skin (usually on the arm) to stimulate the sweat glands. Sweat is then collected and the amount of chloride, a component of salt in the sweat, is measured. A high level of chloride means that the person has cystic fibrosis.

To schedule sweat chloride tests, call the Primary Children's Outpatient Laboratory at (801) 662-2122 Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Tests are performed by appointment Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

What to bring to bring for Tracheostomy Ventilator Clinic:

Patients are required to bring their ventilator, spare tracheostomy tubes, suction apparatus, oximeter and portable oxygen with them to clinic. If feedings will need to be administered during the visit, please bring necessary feeding pumps and formula.

If your child has received medical care outside of Primary Children’s Hospital, please bring copies of medical records. Reports of laboratory tests and X-rays performed at a different hospital are very helpful and should be brought. We encourage all care providers for the child, including any home care nurse to attend the clinic. Clinic visits can take 3-4 hours, so please plan your schedule accordingly.

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