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Newborn Screening

On January 28, 2008, Illinois began mandatory screening of all newborns for cystic fibrosis.  In conjunction with this legislative breakthrough, The Cystic Fibrosis Center of Chicago initiated its Cystic Fibrosis Newborn Screening Program and Hotline.  As a designated Illinois CF expert, Dr. Boas and his staff at The Cystic Fibrosis Center of Chicago developed this program in order to provide the most immediate, comprehensive, and convenient consultation services for patients with positive newborn screens.

This premier Cystic Fibrosis Illinois Newborn Screening Service Includes:


A 24/7 Cystic Fibrosis Newborn Screening Hotline (866-269-1105) to guide pediatricians and families through the Illinois Cystic Fibrosis Newborn Screening Process and answer any questions.


Quick access to sweat chloride testing at multiple locations, including St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates and Evanston Hospital in Evanston.

Real-time Results

Immediate processing of sweat chloride testing so that families can have results and essential genetic counseling services in a single visit.

Genetic Counseling

While the sweat test is in process, families can meet with a genetic counselor to learn about the screening and testing process.

CF Expertise

Infants who are confirmed to have CF by either genetic analysis or by a positive sweat test are seen immediately by state designated CF specialist and director of The Cystic Fibrosis Center of Chicago, Steven Boas, MD for additional counseling services and initiation of appropriate care.