Sweat electrolytes test

Sweat test; Sweat chloride; Iontophoretic sweat test; CF - sweat test; Cystic fibrosis - sweat test

Sweat electrolytes is a test that measures the level of chloride in sweat. Sweat chloride test is the standard test used to diagnose cystic fibrosis.

Sweat test

The sweat electrolyte test is a test that measures the level of chloride in sweat. In children, increased sodium and chloride concentrations in sweat can indicate cystic fibrosis, an inherited disease that affects the respiratory and digestive system.

Sweat test

The sweat electrolyte test is performed to determine the amount of chloride that is excreted in sweat from the body during a certain period of time. The test may be performed on infants to determine if cystic fibrosis is present. Children with cystic fibrosis have increased sodium and chloride concentrations in their sweat.

How the Test is Performed

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Why the Test is Performed

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