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Sweat Chloride

Centralized Core Laboratory : Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation :
SWEAT MCHM
Specimen Type:
Sweat
Tube Type:
Sweat container
Collection Volume:
0.03 mL sweat by iontophoresis
Cause for Rejection:
Insufficient sample for testing
Storage:
Ambient
Availability:
Sun-Fri (0900-1100)
Methodology:
Pilocarpine Iontophoresis assayed by Elitech Group Wescor Chlorochek
Special Instructions:
See information under Iontophoresis" for collection instructions. Lab will order this test if a sufficient amount of sweat is collected." For Outpatients, test should only be drawn in outpatient locations within the Hospital at the Akron campus.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8417
TAT:
1 hour
Additional Info:
Reference range: 0-29 mEq/L >30 mEq/L needs repeated but no immediate threat to life >60 mEq/L is diagnostic
CPT Code:
82438
Synonyms:
Cystic Fibrosis Sweat Test; Pilocarpine Ionto