Patient Instructions for the Iontophoresis Sweat Collection Procedure

Your doctor ordered the sweat test to check for a disease called Cystic Fibrosis that can affect the lungs, pancreas, and growth. By having the sweat test performed at Akron Children's Hospital, you are having it done at a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCF)-accredited care center, an important step in helping your doctor with his or her evaluation. Please contact your doctor if you have specific questions about cystic fibrosis.

The sweat test collection takes about one hour from start to finish. Sweat is stimulated for five minutes by two electrodes containing special water-based gel discs. These are placed on the patient’s arm, or leg in the case of a small baby. The skin may feel warm and tingly, but the procedure is not painful. The electrodes are removed and a disc is placed on the arm to collect the sweat. During this time the patient and caregivers either remain in the collection room or go to the lab’s waiting room. After 30 minutes, the disc is removed and the sweat is tested in the lab. The procedure is performed on both arms.

 

  1. Please give the patient the fluids he or she normally drinks prior to the test. These can be formula, milk, water, juice, breast milk, or other drinks. The patient should eat normally and may take all medications the day of the test.
  2. This test and a test for which the patient cannot eat or drink must be done on different days.
  3. Do not use creams, oils, or lotions on arms (arms and legs if a newborn) for 24 hours prior to your appointment.
  4. Please bring warm clothes - a coat and hat and/or blanket for the patient to wear during the test.
  5. The patient should not be feeling ill the day of the test, with a fever, bad cold, or flu. If this turns out to be the case, please call the laboratory to reschedule at 330-543-8573. If a chronic cough is present with no symptoms to suggest a bad cold or the flu, the test can be done.

Internet resources:
www.cff.org/AboutCF/Testing/SweatTest

Internet resources:
www.cff.org/AboutCF/Testing/SweatTestYour doctor ordered the sweat test to check for a disease called Cystic Fibrosis that can affect the lungs, pancreas, and growth. By having the sweat test performed at Akron Children's Hospital, you are having it done at a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCF)-accredited care center, an important step in helping your doctor with his or her evaluation. Please contact your doctor if you have specific questions about cystic fibrosis.
Internet resources:
www.cff.org/AboutCF/Testing/SweatTestYour doctor ordered the sweat test to check for a disease called Cystic Fibrosis that can affect the lungs, pancreas, and growth. By having the sweat test performed at Akron Children's Hospital, you are having it done at a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCF)-accredited care center, an important step in helping your doctor with his or her evaluation. Please contact your doctor if you have specific questions about cystic fibrosis.
Internet resources:
www.cff.org/AboutCF/Testing/SweatTestYour doctor ordered the sweat test to check for a disease called Cystic Fibrosis that can affect the lungs, pancreas, and growth. By having the sweat test performed at Akron Children's Hospital, you are having it done at a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCF)-accredited care center, an important step in helping your doctor with his or her evaluation. Please contact your doctor if you have specific questions about cystic fibrosis.
Internet resources:
www.cff.org/AboutCF/Testing/SweatTestYour doctor ordered the sweat test to check for a disease called Cystic Fibrosis that can affect the lungs, pancreas, and growth. By having the sweat test performed at Akron Children's Hospital, you are having it done at a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCF)-accredited care center, an important step in helping your doctor with his or her evaluation. Please contact your doctor if you have specific questions about cystic fibrosis.
Internet resources:
www.cff.org/AboutCF/Testing/SweatTestYour doctor ordered the sweat test to check for a disease called Cystic Fibrosis that can affect the lungs, pancreas, and growth. By having the sweat test performed at Akron Children's Hospital, you are having it done at a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCF)-accredited care center, an important step in helping your doctor with his or her evaluation. Please contact your doctor if you have specific questions about cystic fibrosis.
Internet resources:
www.cff.org/AboutCF/Testing/SweatTestYour doctor ordered the sweat test to check for a disease called Cystic Fibrosis that can affect the lungs, pancreas, and growth. By having the sweat test performed at Akron Children's Hospital, you are having it done at a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCF)-accredited care center, an important step in helping your doctor with his or her evaluation. Please contact your doctor if you have specific questions about cystic fibrosis.
Internet resources:
www.cff.org/AboutCF/Testing/SweatTestYour doctor ordered the sweat test to check for a disease called Cystic Fibrosis that can affect the lungs, pancreas, and growth. By having the sweat test performed at Akron Children's Hospital, you are having it done at a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCF)-accredited care center, an important step in helping your doctor with his or her evaluation. Please contact your doctor if you have specific questions about cystic fibrosis.
Internet resources:
www.cff.org/AboutCF/Testing/SweatTestYour doctor ordered the sweat test to check for a disease called Cystic Fibrosis that can affect the lungs, pancreas, and growth. By having the sweat test performed at Akron Children's Hospital, you are having it done at a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCF)-accredited care center, an important step in helping your doctor with his or her evaluation. Please contact your doctor if you have specific questions about cystic fibrosis.
Internet resources:
www.cff.org/AboutCF/Testing/SweatTestYour doctor ordered the sweat test to check for a disease called Cystic Fibrosis that can affect the lungs, pancreas, and growth. By having the sweat test performed at Akron Children's Hospital, you are having it done at a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCF)-accredited care center, an important step in helping your doctor with his or her evaluation. Please contact your doctor if you have specific questions about cystic fibrosis.
Internet resources:
www.cff.org/AboutCF/Testing/SweatTestYour doctor ordered the sweat test to check for a disease called Cystic Fibrosis that can affect the lungs, pancreas, and growth. By having the sweat test performed at Akron Children's Hospital, you are having it done at a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCF)-accredited care center, an important step in helping your doctor with his or her evaluation. Please contact your doctor if you have specific questions about cystic fibrosis.
Internet resources:
www.cff.org/AboutCF/Testing/SweatTestYour doctor ordered the sweat test to check for a disease called Cystic Fibrosis that can affect the lungs, pancreas, and growth. By having the sweat test performed at Akron Children's Hospital, you are having it done at a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCF)-accredited care center, an important step in helping your doctor with his or her evaluation. Please contact your doctor if you have specific questions about cystic fibrosis.
Internet resources:
www.cff.org/AboutCF/Testing/SweatTestYour doctor ordered the sweat test to check for a disease called Cystic Fibrosis that can affect the lungs, pancreas, and growth. By having the sweat test performed at Akron Children's Hospital, you are having it done at a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCF)-accredited care center, an important step in helping your doctor with his or her evaluation. Please contact your doctor if you have specific questions about cystic fibrosis.
Internet resources:
www.cff.org/AboutCF/Testing/SweatTestYour doctor ordered the sweat test to check for a disease called Cystic Fibrosis that can affect the lungs, pancreas, and growth. By having the sweat test performed at Akron Children's Hospital, you are having it done at a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCF)-accredited care center, an important step in helping your doctor with his or her evaluation. Please contact your doctor if you have specific questions about cystic fibrosis.
Internet resources:
www.cff.org/AboutCF/Testing/SweatTestYour doctor ordered the sweat test to check for a disease called Cystic Fibrosis that can affect the lungs, pancreas, and growth. By having the sweat test performed at Akron Children's Hospital, you are having it done at a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCF)-accredited care center, an important step in helping your doctor with his or her evaluation. Please contact your doctor if you have specific questions about cystic fibrosis.
Internet resources:
www.cff.org/AboutCF/Testing/SweatTestYour doctor ordered the sweat test to check for a disease called Cystic Fibrosis that can affect the lungs, pancreas, and growth. By having the sweat test performed at Akron Children's Hospital, you are having it done at a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCF)-accredited care center, an important step in helping your doctor with his or her evaluation. Please contact your doctor if you have specific questions about cystic fibrosis.
Internet resources:
www.cff.org/AboutCF/Testing/SweatTestYour doctor ordered the sweat test to check for a disease called Cystic Fibrosis that can affect the lungs, pancreas, and growth. By having the sweat test performed at Akron Children's Hospital, you are having it done at a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCF)-accredited care center, an important step in helping your doctor with his or her evaluation. Please contact your doctor if you have specific questions about cystic fibrosis.
Internet resources:
www.cff.org/AboutCF/Testing/SweatTest Your doctor ordered the sweat test to check for a disease called Cystic Fibrosis that can affect the lungs, pancreas, and growth. By having the sweat test performed at Akron Children's Hospital, you are having it done at a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCF)-accredited care center, an important step in helping your doctor with his or her evaluation. Please contact your doctor if you have specific questions about cystic fibrosis.
Internet resources:
www.cff.org/AboutCF/Testing/SweatTest Your doctor ordered the sweat test to check for a disease called Cystic Fibrosis that can affect the lungs, pancreas, and growth. By having the sweat test performed at Akron Children's Hospital, you are having it done at a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCF)-accredited care center, an important step in helping your doctor with his or her evaluation. Please contact your doctor if you have specific questions about cystic fibrosis.
Internet resources:
www.cff.org/AboutCF/Testing/SweatTest Internet resources:
www.cff.org/AboutCF/Testing/SweatTest2. This test and a test for which the patient cannot eat or drink must be done on different days.
3. Do not use creams, oils, or lotions on arms (arms and legs if a newborn) for 24 hours prior to your appointment.
4. Please bring warm clothes - a coat and hat and/or blanket for the patient to wear during the test.
5. The patient should not be feeling ill the day of the test, with a fever, bad cold, or flu. If this turns out to be the case, please call the laboratory to reschedule at 330-543-8573. If a chronic cough is present with no symptoms to suggest a bad cold or the flu, the test can be done.1. Please give the patient the fluids he or she normally drinks prior to the test. These can be formula, milk, water, juice, breast milk, or other drinks. The patient should eat normally and may take all medications the day of the test.
2. This test and a test for which the patient cannot eat or drink must be done on different days.
3. Do not use creams, oils, or lotions on arms (arms and legs if a newborn) for 24 hours prior to your appointment.
4. Please bring warm clothes - a coat and hat and/or blanket for the patient to wear during the test.
5. The patient should not be feeling ill the day of the test, with a fever, bad cold, or flu. If this turns out to be the case, please call the laboratory to reschedule at 330-543-8573. If a chronic cough is present with no symptoms to suggest a bad cold or the flu, the test can be done.1. Please give the patient the fluids he or she normally drinks prior to the test. These can be formula, milk, water, juice, breast milk, or other drinks. The patient should eat normally and may take all medications the day of the test.
2. This test and a test for which the patient cannot eat or drink must be done on different days.
3. Do not use creams, oils, or lotions on arms (arms and legs if a newborn) for 24 hours prior to your appointment.
4. Please bring warm clothes - a coat and hat and/or blanket for the patient to wear during the test.
5. The patient should not be feeling ill the day of the test, with a fever, bad cold, or flu. If this turns out to be the case, please call the laboratory to reschedule at 330-543-8573. If a chronic cough is present with no symptoms to suggest a bad cold or the flu, the test can be done.
Your doctor ordered the sweat test to check for a disease called Cystic Fibrosis that can affect the lungs, pancreas, and growth. By having the sweat test performed at Akron Children's Hospital, you are having it done at a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCF)-accredited care center, an important step in helping your doctor with his or her evaluation. Please contact your doctor if you have specific questions about cystic fibrosis.
Internet resources:
www.cff.org/AboutCF/Testing/SweatTest
Your doctor ordered the sweat test to check for a disease called Cystic Fibrosis that can affect the lungs, pancreas, and growth. By having the sweat test performed at Akron Children's Hospital, you are having it done at a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCF)-accredited care center, an important step in helping your doctor with his or her evaluation. Please contact your doctor if you have specific questions about cystic fibrosis.
Internet resources:
www.cff.org/AboutCF/Testing/SweatTest

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