Name: Sweat, Chloride
Test Name: Sweat, Chloride
Health Link Test Code: HCSWET
LIS Test Code: SWET
CPT Code(s): 89230, 82438
Days Performed: By appointment only. Call 262-0340 to schedule procedure.
Specimen: Sweat collected by pilocarpine iontophoresis
For all individuals regardless of age:
≤29 mmol/L = cystic fibrosis is unlikely
30-59 mmol/L = intermediate
≥60 mmol/L= indicative of cystic fibrosis
NOTE:Sweat chloride values less than 30 mmol/L have been documented in genetically proven CF patients. Clinical correlation is necessary.
Interpretation Type: Reference Interval