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Laboratory Medicine

Test Directory / Sweat Conductivity

Sweat Conductivity

Collected by laboratory in macroduct system

TestSweat Conductivity
Common AbbreviationsSWCO
ProfileSweat Test
Tube typeCollected by laboratory in macroduct system
Clinical IndicationDiagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis
Specimen TypeSweat
Sample typeSweat
Minimum Volume20uL
Special Precautions
Stability72 hrs at room temp or in fridge
Turnaround TimeSame day
LaboratoryYork and Scarborough
Reference Interval<50mmol/L = non CF 50-90mmol/L = equivocal >90mmol/L = CF
LimitationsPatient should be > 2 weeks old and not dehydrated
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