|Alternate:||Sweat Test; Cystic Fibrosis Sweat Test; Pilocarpine Iontophoresis|
|Includes:||Iontophoresis preparation and chloride measurement|
|Available:||M-F, first shift only. Out patients must be scheduled: In patient orders placed by 10 AM|
|Specimen:||Sweat, collected by laboratory staff|
|Volume:||20 mg of sweat|
|Container:||Collected onto specially prepared, pre-weighed, clean sponges placed in syringes|
|Temperature:||Pre-weighed sponges and syringes; clean area protected from contamination, assay immediately after sweat collection.|
|Rejection:||Insufficient sweat yield; contaminated site or sponge (touched by hand or dropped).|
|Normal:||Pediatric Normal: 4-40 mEq/L; Borderline/Variable: 40-60 mEq/L; Diagnostic: greater than 60 mEq/L Adult normal: 4-60 mEq/L; Borderline/Variable; 60-80 mEq/L; Diagnostic: greater than 80 mEq/L..|
|Uses:||Establish diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis|
|Limitations:||Skin covered with rashes/lesions will give higher CL results. Do not iontophoresis if any dermatitis, if patient complains of discomfort discontinue test.|
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