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ID:992 Sweat Test
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Description A test used in the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis.
Indication Diagnosis of CF
Additional Info For babies less than 6 weeks old it may be more appropriate to request a blood spot IRT and DNA analysis as such babies may not sweat adequately. Sweat tests can be unreliable in acutely ill patients and will only be carried out on wards in exceptional circumstances.
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna

DepartmentSpecialist Laboratory Medicine
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Collection Conditions Sweat tests carried out at CF Unit, LGI. Appointments made via CF unit reception (0113 3927125).
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Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes <6 months: Normal <30mmol/L, Equivocal 30-60mmol/L, Abnormal >60mmol/L. >6 months Normal <40mmol/L, Equivocal 40-60mmol/L, Abnormal >60mmol/L
Units - Not Defined -
IP Acute TAT- Not Defined -
IP Routine TAT2 days
GP Acute TAT- Not Defined -
GP Routine TAT- Not Defined -
Turnround CommentNA

Originally edited by : JHB. Review due on 31/05/2018 09:34:24. Published By RB on 31/05/2017 09:34:24.